Size matters.

two apparently same sized drill bits in PalmSize matters as much as having the right tool for the right job, and there are few things more frustrating than looking for the right size drill bit and having to fish around for loose ones, then wondering which one is the 11/64th & which one is 3/16th, which your project calls for:

(draw deep breath …)

because like I said, size matters.

If you’re as busy as I am, you like to BE organized, but GETTING organized seems like time you never manage to find. Any shortcut to this process helps.

What also helps ME is that I get to shop in stores besides Home Depot or Ace Hardware, since (on the off-chance you haven’t noticed) I am a woman, and because (less obviously) I like to draw.

Here’s a little secreteven the most talented artists can’t draw a straight line, so ruler manufacturers will never suffer in an economic downturn.

Neither can artists — or anyone human — draw a perfect circle, which is why THESE exist:

circle template

You can find them pretty much everywhere: in art supply stores, in specialty shops, (for sure you can find them on*), and while often the circle size is marked in millimeters, (because America is the ONLY place that hasn’t gone metric) you can still find them marked in inches.

(*The above link to Amazon is in inches; I checked for you.)

Or? You can take a few moments and measure them (carefully) and write them in, using this oh-so-sweet conversion site, at the Engineering Toolbox, which comes complete with auto-converter (for those of you who can’t be bothered with math) and even a handy printable chart. (in Adobe® PDF format.)

logo: The Engineering ToolBox

Who could ask for more?

But either way? Once that’s all done? Which takes hardly any time at all, really…
… All you need to do is drop it in your tool box. It’s flat, and takes up almost zero space, so the next time you aren’t QUITE sure what size a drill bit IS? And even the boys know: size matters ….

Drop it into one of the holes until you find a perfect fit, and you’re good to go.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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