I'm guessing that is the predicament this guy found himself in. There are hundreds of different styles of drills, grinders, sanders, cutters out there, but all use either compressed air or you have to plug them in. Sure, there are battery powered tools, but they lack the punch this guy (man) wanted.
So with no air and no electricity, what do you do? You strap a nitromethane engine to it, duh.
This video, by johnnyq90, takes us down the fascinating path of not only using the aforementioned nitromethane die grinder, but shows the steps in the creation of the little monster. A lathe is his main too of choice, and he even shows us how the first few iterations failed. Not all things happen by magic and on the first try like the TV and internet wants you to believe. He (johnnyq90) has another, slightly longer, vid showing him strapping a nitromethane engine to a drill. I haven't watched that one yet....so I will now.
Hero. A term that is used far too often for people that are no way deserving of the title. This is not the case of Quentin C. Aanenson, a World War 2 fighter pilot and front line ground troop. A tried and true leader of men, through conditions and perils that hardly anyone alive today can imagine. A great that stands out from the 'Greatest Generation'.
He wanted to share his story, and I'm glad he did. He wrote, produced, and narrated a film about his time fighting for the Allies. This film was first shown in 1993, widely shown in 1994 on PBS, and I'm sad to say that I just learned of it. Better late than never, so they say.
DVDs were available up until a few years ago, but we have not been able to track one down. So here is the film, in 2 parts, graciously hosted by who we assume to be a 100% true and proud American.
Enjoy. And never forget what was done for us.