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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.


Sanding.


And my since I’m Danish I choose this oil…
(Shut up MaFe).


Wax.
(This one is amazing btw).


Here how it looks when mounted on an auger drill bit.


Set the deepness and tighten the nut.


Then drill.


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,

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 1031 days ago

I always melt before that wood/brass combo.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1031 days ago

I was wondering how long it’ll take you to tackle this one after Brit’s blog post.

Mads- is the stop turning with the bit in a circle? or is it stationary (the way it looks to me is that it turns around the bit if it’s tightened against it which could be difficult to use)?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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mafe

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#3 posted 1031 days ago

Laughs yes I had to try the challange… I am a child and love to play ping pong with Andy.

It turns with the bit that is why I made grades of holes, on the picture it is in the outer hole so a big circle, but if you put it close it can be close to the bit. It is not difficult to use, but yes on a surface that are not straight this miodel might be not perfect, but at this price we expect not perfection, smile.

I also love hardwood and brass, it makes simple things look nice, and I want to use it just for the pleasure, the brass is from your place in Paris Thomas.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Brit

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#4 posted 1031 days ago

Mads – Is that the best you could come up with? I was expecting at least a laser and maybe a flashing light and buzzer when you reached full depth. LOL.

And now would everyone please join me in 5 minutes silence for that poor auger bit. (Andy ducks.) :-)

Seriously though, I think you did a great job.

Purplev – I don’t think it would get in the way as the whole thing is turning with the brace. The sweep handle would never hit it because it is moving at the same speed.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#5 posted 1031 days ago

I was just thinking working in more tight areas than in the middle of a board where this might hit adjacent parts, OR since it is turning on the surface of a board – might mar the work piece. (really all I’m trying to do is push Mads to build another version)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Brit

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#6 posted 1031 days ago

Purplev – I like the way you’re thinking. Version 2 Mads?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Brit

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#7 posted 1031 days ago

I’ll post my version on Friday.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Brit

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#8 posted 1031 days ago

Actually, why wait until the weekend. Ladies and gentlemen, from a hotel room in Denmark, I give you the very latest in auger bit depth stops. It comes in a range of sizes to suit any size bit. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 1031 days ago

NICE Andy. simplicity at its best thought it lacks the hardwood and brass touch (for your consideration)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 1031 days ago

And now you just raised the price tenfold Andy :-(
but maybee they will be worth collecting now …. LOL

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Brit

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#11 posted 1031 days ago

Mads – Could this be an upgrade to the dowel?

There’s no charge for my genius. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Brit

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#12 posted 1031 days ago

...and for the animal lovers, how about a depth stop dog? Trained to bark when you reach your chosen depth.

Ok, I need to lay off the mini bar now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#13 posted 1031 days ago

You guys are funny, like a buch of boys in the playground, I’m trying to figure who’serve it is now ::: )))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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mafe

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#14 posted 1031 days ago


OK boys.
Here is the upgraded Version II
Telescopic sight, compass to find the hole, laser next to the hole…, background music pod, reflex for safety…
I call this version bull’s eye.


Some neck troubles might be reality as you need to turn the head with the brace…
The earplugs for the pod might get caught in the brace.


The North South will turn as you drill.


Tested on animals, and the test failed.

Hope will keep the wet dreams wet.

Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Brit

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#15 posted 1031 days ago

Yeah Pete, we’ve got a virtual design symposium going here. Its that social networking theory called ’The wisdom of Crowds’ put forward by author James Surowiecki. It discusses why the many are smarter than the few, referring to the aggregation of information in groups, resulting in decisions that are often better than could have been made by any single member of the group.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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