I love old-style manually-operated tools. They frequently feature in my survivalist fantasies: the zombies come, the power grid collapses, and I’m the only one left who can still build killdozers because all my tools are manually-operated. Then one day Alyson Hannigan runs screaming into my compound, in terrible distress and in dire need of my assistance. It kinda goes downhill from there.

Anyway, this manually-operated drill is designed so that the operator can apply the weight of his or her body to the drilling action by leaning against the rearward brace. It is, most regrettably, called a “breast drill,” a name that obviously dates to ye gay days of old. They are still being manufactured, and are available through our pals at Garrett-Wade.