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shell augers

  • 02 Apr 2018 10:11 AM
    Message # 6011216

    Does anyone know of a source for shell augers, or any long shank spoon bit or D-bit? To my knowledge these are no longer being made. I am interested in using them for recorder (woodwind instrument) making. I could use 1/4" and 7/16", or metric 8 mm and 12 mm bit size. OR does anyone have a recommendation for a machine shop who could make them? Thanks!

  • 03 Apr 2018 9:00 AM
    Reply # 6013251 on 6011216
    Dan Ehrenfreund wrote:

    Does anyone know of a source for shell augers, or any long shank spoon bit or D-bit? To my knowledge these are no longer being made. I am interested in using them for recorder (woodwind instrument) making. I could use 1/4" and 7/16", or metric 8 mm and 12 mm bit size. OR does anyone have a recommendation for a machine shop who could make them? Thanks!

    I think i might. i have a fair amount of my great grandfathers tools passed to my dad and saved by me.


    Can you send me a pic of that exact bit end and i will look through my stash.  I am leaving town for the weekend and sort of swamped this week but i have a lot of old auger bits that I never knew who would use them as I am assuming they are all hand cranked used based on the 'handles/tops' that they fit into.


    Let me know.


    My email is jj@pacifier.com


    Jenny Jecmen

  • 04 Apr 2018 9:32 AM
    Reply # 6016124 on 6011216
    Ken Hall (Administrator)

    Dan - Do you want a "lamp auger" for use on a lathe? They are available from "The Best Things" on the web. If you can't find the size you want there, you should call them as they also carry "antique" tools.


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