|Project by Ben||posted 07-26-2009 07:26 AM||6778 views||15 times favorited||12 comments|
I used one of these recently and had alot of fun. So I decided to make my own. I went and bought a keyless chuch and a screw to fit the reciever at home depot, but the rest of this is scrap wood (Ash and Red Oak) I had laying around the shop. The screw was epoxied into the brace no more than an hour before this post so I haven’t had a chance to test it yet, but I’ll be sure to put it through its paces tomorrow. I just guessed on the dimensions based on my hand size and the amount of scrap I had laying around.
As an addition to this post, I was able to use the tool today. I wanted to hog out most of the waste for the mortises in my workbench legs (posting soon) so I use my new brace. Well, the last picture speaks for itself. I was able to hog out most of the waste using a 7/8 inch auger bit in solid ash. It took quite a bit of muscle, but it went fairly quickly and painlessly. The epoxy held even with all of the torque I applied to the tool. I’m very pleased with the result.
Now if only I had a workbench to help me build my workbench.
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