Anarchist’s 2016 Gift Guide, Day 6: WoodOwl Auger Bits


Jameel “Jamal-Alabama” Abraham of Benchcrafted launched me to
these bits, and I nonetheless have to repay the favor with beer
and/or bratwurst. These bits are the cat’s meow, knees and

Made in Japan, the WoodOwls lower via robust, moist, thick wooden
prefer it nearly isn’t there. If you drill a number of holes
via 6”-thick moist French oak, these bits are a lifesaver.
However even if you happen to don’t construct benches as a part of your dwelling, the
WoodOwls are an incredible piece of package.

I take advantage of them in chairmaking, particularly when boring the holes in
the seat for the legs. Even with a hand brace, the WoodOwls
carry out spectacularly, decreasing the trouble to make a deep gap.

Ultra-Smooth Tri-spur Augers
are perfect for basic work. If
you’re employed in reclaimed wooden, the Nailchipper model is an efficient
alternative (I’ve a number of Nailchippers x for development jobs).
Although the Nailchipper bit is meant to be for coarse
work, it depart a surprisingly clear gap.

The one draw back to the bits is they’re metric, however they’re
sized carefully to SAE. I truthfully haven’t run into an issue
the place I wanted a bigger- or smaller-diameter gap.

Now before you purchase an entire set, I’d advocate you give one a
strive. Purchase a three/four” ($16.95) or 1” ($19.95) bit for some new
holdfast holes in your workbench. After you utilize them, you’ll
suppose they’re ridiculously cheap for what you get.

— Christopher Schwarz

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Learn Day 1 of the present information right here:
Clauss Scissors
Day two on a
Boot Tray for Sharpening
Day three on
humidity monitors
Day 4 on a MWTCA membership is
Day 5 on the
Arno burnisher
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