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  1. Stopped in at a local indoor "flea market" yesterday...picked up these treasures. Grand total with tax +$13 or $1.625/ea for the 8 items. The pruning saw maybe has been used 1 or 2 times. DIB price tag was $19.98. It replaces my old Fiskars pruning saw. The egg beater is a no name, but like new condition...wooden handle & crank knob, but nylon gears; the chuck is as valuable to me as the rest once I remove the stuck 1/4" twist bit; might be a good beginner tool for my oldest grandson? The Karbo-grit is more of a novelty than anything especially since in OB although the grit surface (fine) is very good. I always can use an extra 1/4 chuck key + the cord retainer; The drill bits in the wooden container Is suspect are from the late 40's to early 50's. No name brand. Originally included 9 bits but only 6 are there. No 1/16" Label is marked "For Hand, Breast, Post, Bench Drills. The X-Acto handle and blade is new although the plate has slipped in the back. The Copper rivets ~3/16" dia. x 3/8" L. Tower Mfg, Madison, IN; original price tag $2.49 I use to use similar to "roll" upper main bearing halves out; maybe make my own jeans now or something...lived in Madison from 1953-1955. The auger bit is #8 (8/16 or 1/2" by 12"L marked Van Camp (thanks @John Moody). Former Indianapolis Hardware & Tool Company Carbide attached particles to a copper plate attached to a wood block Cat #9-3002 Original price sticker of 25 cents
  2. Now I am excited! Hey, simple mind, simple pleasure. I ordered the Stanley No. 49 Auger Bit Depth Stop, should be here by Saturday. It'll be a very handy addition for my holes! Ya I know I could make some, but I really like these mechanical do-dads and gizmos.
  3. A great blog by one of my online mentors, Elia Bizzarri (ENJOY!) The following are my thoughts on drill bits for Windsor chairmaking. Bear in mind that I have used some of these bits (augers, bradpoints, etc.) daily for 15 years and other bits I have used infrequently. In these reviews, I am comparing well tuned examples of each bit. Poorly tuned bits will make an awful mess regardless of type. Spoon bits: The traditional bit of the Windsor chairmaker. Advantages – cuts clean holes even at extreme angles, thickness of shaving changes relative to hardness of wood being cut, is fun to use, operator can easily change angles at anytime. Disadvantages: Hard to sharpen. The diameter of the bit changes with many sharpenings. The shortness of the bit makes it harder to sight accurately (this can be overcome with an extension). It requires skill to start the hole in the right place or a gouge to hollow a spot for starting the bit. New bits either don’t work or require considerable tune up. Old bits can be hard to find. Read More...
  4. have a pile of auger bits laying around, getting beat up. Got to do something about that. Had a 2x4 of pine. Planed until squared up. laid out a center line between the two knot infested areas. Chucked up the largest bit in to a 10" brace. Turned out to be a might small, but i drilled a hole anyway. Kept changing out for the next size smaller, until a tiny #4 was used. A #4 is 4/16" in diameter. largest was a 20. There was even an expansion bit, not a very good one, but it worked. Yeah, yeah, a bit of a blowout on the big one. Most are as deep as I could get them. Might chase the holes with the Forstner bits, to make pulling then out easier. You see,they sit like this lovely sight, ain't it? anyway, I'm building a tray-like contraption to hold this strange looking thingy A bit of Barn Siding stuff, the 2x4 rack, and a plywood filler. Plan right now is to make the rack pivot like any other Drill Index. Then lay back down into the tray. Might get two pivot pins, might be two hinges. Won't be some fancy-schmanzy dovetailed tray, either. Have a whole series of trays planned. Lots of files and rasps to find a home for, lots of screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and other doo-dads. Might even make something to house these clowns, too All Jack planes. 5 #5s in the middle, a 5-1/2 on the left end, a 5-1/4 SW on the right end. Might have enough of these? Then, there are a few drills Two of the three braces, and an eggbeater. Getting a might crowded down here?
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