“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard: May 26, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

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So a guy was fixing the light in my kitchen a couple weeks ago and I noticed, while he was working in the dark, that his cordless power drill had a built-in LED flashlight.

I have a pretty nice cordless drill, but it doesn't have a flashlight on it. I'm not even sure how often I would NEED a flashlight on my drill, but goddammit I wanted one. TO EBAY!

So here is the drill before the madness began:

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Isn't it nice? Now let's drop some science on it!

First thing, we crack it open:

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We see here that there's a bit of the inner casing that's in the way of where I need to put a piece of hardware, so out it goes!

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And another one in the front:

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And the hole I drilled in my finger:

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And here's what they look like from the outside:

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Now this all looks pretty simple, and it is, but it was tricky finding space inside the body of the drill to set the threaded metal pieces into. They had to be in a straight line and there were only a few places they could go and have this work. Also, I hear you asking, how did you manage to drill a hole in your finger if your drill is the thing you were drilling through? Simple! Two drills! I was using one drill to drill holes into another drill and you don't have to watch Doctor Who to know that kind of shit can break the universe if you fuck it up.

But finally, why the hell did I do this? It was so that I could add this:

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This is a piece of Picatinny RIS 20mm Standard Weaver Rail Mount Base. It's a piece of gun hardware that allows one to add things to tactical firearms.

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Things like scopes, laser sights and...

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FLASHLIGHTS BABY!

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I now own a tactical power drill!

Some of you will inevitably ask why anyone would do this.

Those people have no joy in their souls.