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Forum topic by Daisy73 posted 11-05-2018 01:27 PM 480 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2018 01:27 PM

A friend came across this at a thrift shop and gave it to me as I make dollhouses. We’re not sure what it is and how to use it. The bits are about 1.5” long and look like tiny lathe tools. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 11-05-2018 02:38 PM

It’s an Archimedes drill.

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#2 posted 11-05-2018 03:22 PM

Yep, that’s what it is! Put a drill bit in it and then work the “slider” up and down to rotate the drill bit while you hold the drill bit on the wood. The bits I see are for the drill and cut by rotating back and forth in both directions. A touch awkward to use, but you soon get the hang of it.

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