Drilling wood, specially if you have to do it by hand, must be done in steps: first small, then a bit larger, then to size. Or as many in-between steps as needed.
Woodworkers have such collections of drills, but what about when you have to start from scratch?
We start with a bit a good quality steel, that is within easy reach for many people: a bicycle spoke!
This series instructions show how to make with your bare hands from a bicycle spoke a multi bit wood drill.