Drilling holes

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Drilling holes

Postby Suffolkbodger » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:52 pm

Hi- 1st post so bear with me!

I am making a start in this type of woodwork by making a very simple bench/stool. Basically a split log with legs. I intend to make this in the woods so with minimal gear. I was intending the legs to be pushed into holes which go right through then possibly wedged. - although blind holes might last longer.

My question is how do I drill the holes?? - I could easily use a cordless drill or a brace and bit - but how would this have been done originally in the field as it were? Would a brace and bit have been part of the basic bodger's field kit?

Thanks.

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Re: Drilling holes

Postby gavin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:09 pm

Use a brace and bit or T-bar auger.
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Re: Drilling holes

Postby Suffolkbodger » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:55 am

OK thanks Gavin.

Some fascinating stuff here -

http://www.bodgers.org.uk/bb/phpBB2/vie ... f=2&t=1036

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