Ardetta Bronson wanted to acquire a hand drill - the kind with string
and a flywheel. I know this as a bow drill.
UK stockists include http://www.cooksongold.com/ and
http://www.suttontools.co.uk/ - both in Birmingham’s jewellery
quarter. I don’t find either of these sites easy to use (perhaps
because of my non-broadband connection) but they DO both stock this
drill. If you can’t find it on the site, just give them a call. I
don’t know if they supply overseas, but there’s no harm in asking.
I got mine from Sutton and I think it was less than UKP15 - though
it does have a sharp edge where the string goes through, and which
chafed right through it! I does take a little practice to use - you
definitely need to centre-punch where the hole is to go, and I’ve
snapped quite a few very fine drill bits with mine because it’s hard
to keep the movement vertical & wiggle-free.
Hope this helps.