Projects in process. . . #9: Chair style saw benches: vid of spoke pointer and hollow auger

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Blog entry by need2boat posted 12-07-2011 06:00 AM 2564 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK, Was asked a wile back to take a video when I used the spoke pointer and the hollow auger. no laughing please ;-)



-- Second Chance Saw Works Blog: Positive Rake

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#1 posted 12-07-2011 07:27 AM

Nothing to laugh about there Joe. Great video and I now understand how a hollow auger works. What kind of adjustment is there in terms of the max and min diarmeter it will cut? I see it has a depth stop also. Nice.

-- 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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#2 posted 12-07-2011 10:35 AM

That’s pretty cool.

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 11:56 AM

Very galoot, thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 03:25 PM

thankĀ“s for sharing :-)


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#5 posted 12-07-2011 04:34 PM


You can see it better in this picture. It cuts from around 1-1/4” to 1/2”. I say that because I think really your looking at 1-1/6” to 3/4” To open and close the mouth you just loosen a lock ring and turn a screw. The blade can be adjusted in and out, plus the angle. From what I’ve read the A. A. WOOD & SONS, adjustable hollow augers seem to be the best of what was made.

I need to experiment more more with the cutting depth and angle as some of the cuts were really clean and others not so much. I did a little digging on line and found some recommend filing the tip off the skewed blade as it can catch and dig of you tilt the brace as your turning it.

All and all I was very happy and since I don’t see my self getting a lathe soon it really serves well.

-- Second Chance Saw Works Blog: Positive Rake

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#6 posted 12-07-2011 08:35 PM

I have not used mine in a while but even if you have a lathe, they are a great tool and can do stuff that a lathe can’t.

If the blade is too pointed, you end up leaving scratches and cuts all the way down the tenon too.

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 12:42 AM

Thanks for the info Joe. I have seen them on ebay from time to time, but I wasn’t sure what they did. Next time I see one, I’ll probably put in a bid.

-- 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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#8 posted 12-09-2011 12:02 PM

that was a first for me, thank` JOE——————————FIREHOUSE

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 02:21 PM

I did not laugh at all. I love handtools. Peaceful & quiet. Neat set of tools you have.

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