Auger drill bit stop DIY blog
in less than an hour!
Yesterday Brit Andy posted some pictures of deep stops for auger bits, I do have a deep stop as you can read in his blog, but I always like to take the challenge of making tools that everyone else can make after and so I spend an hour today, and here comes the result.
This was what I thought of, and made a sketch after the write with Andy.
Here the one I have from Eclipse.
Some drill bits and the parts I was thinking of using.
Hardwood, a long dowel and a screw and nut.
Finding the right size of drill for the job.
Marking the middle.
Drill for the dowel.
Two holes, one close to the mount for small bits and one a little more out for the larger.
(This makes no sense, but it will later).
Marking for small bit diameter.
For two sizes.
(Perhaps more clear now?).
Finding the center so A hole can be drilled through the holder.
Now hole is made and it’s cut to size.
Split it in two with a saw.
The screw and nut mounted and the screw cut to length.
Rounding the holder, just for the pleasure.
And my since I’m Danish I choose this oil…
(Shut up MaFe).
(This one is amazing btw).
Here how it looks when mounted on an auger drill bit.
Set the deepness and tighten the nut.
Until touch down.
That’s it !!!
You can use a wing nut instead of this fancy finger version.
As you could see this is a fast and easy project, I spend more time making the blog than the deep stop…
Hope this little pot of the blue blog can inspire others to make tools them self,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.