Dirt-Cheap boring

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Blog entry by 12strings posted 11-12-2013 08:50 AM 1287 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very short entry…

This is my Brace & Bit set-up…

Brace – Stanley Handyman, flea-market – $2
Auger Bits – flea-market, sharpened with a file – $8
Stubby auger bits – Harbor Freight – $12 (I Don’t use these that much)
Tool roll – Sewn by my wife with existing fabric – $0

I don’t have much to compare these to, except that with my sharpened antique auger bits, I can make cleaner holes than I can with my modern spade-bits…so I suppose that’s something.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 01:26 PM

Im tempted to put in an order from the missus. I dig that tool roll. I find boring with an auger is quite a bit of fun Somethin to be said for leaning directly over the piece and smelling and seeing those big chips climb up the auger bit.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 02:46 PM

She kept putting it off in order to do her “fun” projects (Who really needs a quilt anyway?) ...but once she started it only took her about 10-15 minutes. But of course if she was getting paid for it, that’s a much better motivator than, “honey, can you sew this when you get around to it?”

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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