First - there are no "stupid questions", it just takes a bit longer to find a positive solution! As for "egg beater" type hand drills, there a few out there that come in handy for drilling softer woods, but the drill bits never seem to hold tight in the jaws. The larger size (brace type) used special drill bits (augers) with four flat shank sides, and some woodworkers still use that style due to no batteries or electric required. To use a "hand drill press" from a by-gone era, the results IMO would not produce as true a hole as todays drill presses or electric/battery drills, and would take much longer a time to use. Be safe.