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How to Make a Drill Index

Drill bits are small and easily lost. A homemade drill index can remedy that problem. DIY experts show how to make a drill index using two scraps of wood.

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make drill index using two scraps of wood
  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Drill the Screws Into the Blocks

Glue a 7"x2"x1" block of wood to the top of a 7"x 4"x1" block. Don't center the top block: glue it to one side. Drill the dry-wall screws through the blocks to hold them in place.

drill screws into blocks

Step 2: Drill a Row of Holes

Use the various bits to drill their own holes. Drill a row of holes into the top block, then a row of holes into the bottom block.

Step 3: Write the Bit Size

Use a pencil or thin marker to write the bit size over its hole.

write bit size over its hole

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