Teegan Horat

Making with the found, lost, and forgotten.


Drill Block Neckpiece

Drill Block Neckpiece - Found Timber, Steel, Sterling Silver

The drill block is perhaps the sibling of the bench peg. A sacrificial piece of timber placed under a drill press, used either to lift work higher or to make sure the drill bit passes completely through the work, and doesn’t destroy the bench beneath it.

The block is eaten away bit by bit and slowly becomes a maze of horizontal holes, reminiscent of an insects home (or their lunch). But from bored holes comes dust - Tiny particles slowly swept away into crevices and through extraction tubes.

Never to be noticed.

Can we appreciate the dust as much as the drill block?