set of unusual barefoot ship auger bits

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Forum topic by fumehappy posted 05-30-2015 01:32 AM 1207 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2015 01:32 AM

I’m currently selling a small set of snell mfg co barefoot auger bits on ebay. Barefoot augers are for drilling down into the wood with the grain. Think a wooden “pipe” scenario. They could also be useful with large breadboards, and of course, ship building.
Lumberjocks that would like to bid, will receive 20% off the final sale price.
starting bid for all three is 14.95
Also a wooden screw tap I cleaned up, same deal.
Please notify me by Lumberjocks PM if you are the winning bidder, so I know to deduct.

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#1 posted 05-30-2015 01:34 AM


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#2 posted 05-31-2015 04:39 AM

The point of the barefoot auger was that in drilling a shaft log (with the grain), the bit would not follow the grain. And yes, it was common to set up makeshift jigs to hold the bit and brace steady.

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