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Forum topic by anneb3 posted 04-21-2020 09:01 PM 478 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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anneb3

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04-21-2020 09:01 PM

This I do know; it is a hand tool with a brace attached. It is used and the guy I bought it from had removed some of the rust. I did see Miller Falls stamped on a part of it, and all of the parts are there.

I spent 1 hour on the Net but did not find one like it.
Don’t know how to send more than one pic. If anyone cares I could send another pic tomorrowm


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#1 posted 04-21-2020 09:09 PM

It is a Hollow Tenon auger and it’s good for wheel spokes, chair rungs and slats and so on. From what I can se it is in good shape. The cutter looks good as well. Find yourself a spoke pointer and you’ll be in business.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 04-21-2020 10:10 PM

Thank you. Using the right key words makes searching easier.

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#3 posted 04-24-2020 01:42 PM

I enjoy mine, but sometimes it takes a little patience to set it set to the desired diameter. Glad to see the blade is installed correctly in this one. The blade in mine was upside down when I got it at a flea market. The “tenon” had unbelievably rough cuts on the sides. (Serves me right for trying to use it BEFORE looking closely at the tool…) Once I smacked myself and turned the blade over, it cut like a dream.
BTW, there should also be an adjustable depth stop attached inside the top. These are wonderful tools. You can even make bench stops with them if you need an extra or two.

-- OleGrump

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#4 posted 04-24-2020 07:33 PM

Thanks. Now that I have better search words, I found more info on how -this tool works and what it is used for.

Now I will keep my eyes open for its companion . Kent’s Tools is still open so that is my first spot to check.
He has all those rusty junky tools that we read about. You are on your own once you get in the door.

OFF TOPIC but In this miserable time, I want tg say something else about Kent’s..I am probley the only girl that ever goes in there and when I went last time I wanted some some sandpaper that was on an high shelf.

One of the workers saw me struggle . Without asking he went and got a stool, climbed up, got what I wanted
without a uestion What does a girl need sandpaper for. I will keep going there
Anne

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#5 posted 04-24-2020 08:48 PM

Anne, look for a spoke pointer with an adjustable shaft. Also check the cutter, a worn down nub is useless. EC Stearns made some nice ones.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 04-24-2020 11:41 PM

OK, will send a pic to brother, he is also a big yard sale goer.

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#7 posted 04-25-2020 11:26 AM

Plus one with my ole on line buddy “TOF”. A spoke pointer (sometimes called a cone cutter) with an adjustable shaft and a good blade will sure make preparing the piece for cutting the tenon easier.
One you’ve got your stock secured in a vise, set your spoke pointer as you want it. Chuck it in your brace and start cranking. (Works kinda like a big pencil sharpener) When you’ve got your point or cone shaped, the tenon cutter has a good means of holding on and starting it’s own cutting. You’re gonna have a blast using these things!

-- OleGrump

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