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Phil Pascoe

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Can anyone recommend an 8mm auger?
I'm reluctant to spend £40 on a piece of junk.
Thanks! :roll:
Sorry,everyone-I should have been more specific. I meant a long hole borer for a lathe :idea:
Thanks for the replies, anyway.
 

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CHJ":1xk67vp3 said:
Any chance you have access to someone with a metal lathe.

I made this one up myself.
chas, what steel is that made from and how much was the material?
thanks
 

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mike s":c26zdbgz said:
chas, what steel is that made from and how much was the material?
thanks

The rod is 8mm/5/16" mild steel, about 70 Pence a foot. the Drill bit is standard HSS spur wood bit, tenoned & silver soldered on the end.
 

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Chas, thanks for the idea. I did similar, but not having a metal lathe, I butt jointed the two parts. I just got a piece of angle iron, cut a hole in it, put it on a couple of fire bricks and put the bar and bit in it with the join over the hole, and brazed them. I made two, one with a lip and spur, and one with standard hss bit. The ordinary bit is quicker and doesn't appear to be any less accurate- it is easier to sharpen as well.
 

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