IdeaMill: The DrillDust Catcher

The DrillDust Catcher is made for catching the drywall dust that spills out of a hole being drilled inside a finished home.

For example, my loving wife requests: “Honey, would you please hang the shelf in your daughter’s room?”

I grabs the drill, and promptly begins to align and drill the holes in the wall. Dust is falling all over the dresser and/or carpet below. I was too lazy to move the furniture, and I’d prefer not to have to vacuum in the end of such a small job.

The DrillDust Catcher is the fix for these domestic repair messages. Attached to the middle finger of the hand holding the drill (or to the hand not holding the drill), this plastic extension has a wide area that fans out below where the hole is being drilled, and butts up against the wall. On the plastic “tray” at the end, only about 4 in. wide, is a thin sponge. The sponge is dampened before the job, and as the drywall dust falls, it falls onto the dampened sponge.

I’ve done this with a regular sponge, held just a few inches below the hole being drilled, and it works perfectly.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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