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Discussion in 'Dave Budd' started by Dave Budd, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Dave Budd

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    Since spring is on its way (apparently it is here, but the snow this morning would suggest otherwise), I thought I should get some augers ready for the tapping season :) While I was at it, I made some other sizes to restock for woodworkers.

    Just a small pile! Ranging in diameter from 1/2" to 1 1/4" and this year I've decided to paint the ring ends to make them a bit prettier (it also sows up better in the wood chips and leaf litter!)

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    screw augers.jpg 1 inch screw.jpg These are both 1" diameter, the longer drills a hole over 400mm!


    I'll be back in the workshop tomorrow making some entirely different augers, but more on that when I get them done :naughty:
     
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    Have you come up with a price range for these yet Dave??

    And will you have any at the Cornish RV??
     
  3. Dave Budd

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    they are £20-£30 a piece and yes I shall have some with me at the RV :)
     
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    Bottom left photo, far right auger, is that for sale? I would be interested in buying that one as it looks a great blend of thickness and length.
    Shall I PM?
    All the best.
    Russ
     
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    Any of these left? Why does it go so long before I find some of these sections on the forum :D
     
  6. Dave Budd

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    haha. I know the feeling. I just automatically click 'new posts' when I log in, I don't think I've ever gone to a specific section in my life! :D

    These augers are something that I make and keep in stock, so most likely I have what you are looking for. What size are you after?
     
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    About 6" long and an inch thick?
     
  8. Dave Budd

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    i have 1" augers that are either pocket sized (so drill a couple of inches) or a monster long one at 400mm. I can make one up to your size, but it'll not be this side of new year as I have to order the bits in ;)
     
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    Wow that's a monster! How much would it be if you made it to my size? :)
     
  10. Dave Budd

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    what is made cannot be unmade ;) I can get one it of an appropriate length and make it up though, it'll be a couple of quid more than the stubby 1" augers that I sell. I will double check in the workshop and see if I have one knocking about
     
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    Sweet that's cool :) thanks very much!! My dave budd collection is ever growing ;)
     
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    Hello! Glad I found this thread (to resurrect), was looking at the website looking for a way to actually buy one of these augers. Is this the place to do it? Inch wide and I thought I wanted about 4" long for a bit of messing about trying to make a stool or two. Inch and a quarter might make more sense though. At these prices a little one for birch tapping might be good too...
    Am I in the right place or should I PM?
     
  13. Dave Budd

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    hi,

    the lack of 'buy it now' on my website is partly down to my lack of love for technology, but also the fact that I often don't have things in stock and depending on how busy I am may not do for days/months/ever ;)

    If you are going to be making stools and thing, then I would suggest the 32mm rather than 1" (unless it's a low stool). I think I've got them all in stock, but I'm away to TORM this weekend and won't be thinking about anything else until the middle of next week, sorry.

    Drop me a pm with a shopping list and when I get back I'll dig them out and see how much postage will be :)

    cheers!
     
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    Thank you Dave, I'll PM a list. Some of the messing about will be with my primary school class. I may simply be forced to get more than just a couple the more I think about it. Thanks for getting back in touch.
    Chris.

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    Hi,

    I've been thinking about an auger for ages so am really pleased this has been ressurrected.

    The only reason I want one is to make small rocket stoves out of lengths of approx 5inch diameter branchs.
    I would want to drill two holes one through the branch and then one down the centre so that they meet.
    I'd then make a little fire where they meet and let it burn from the inside out like a small rocket stove.

    However I've heard that drilling out the centre of a branch is hard to do with an auger.

    Would you please be able to advise and point me towards a solution?
    I was thinking 1inch by about 8-12 inchs would be what's needed but not sure.

    Many thanks in advance
    Ken
     
  16. Dave Budd

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    Back from TORM and going through messages now :)

    PMs inbound chaps!


    Regarding drilling into the end grain, yes it is more difficult. The lead screw cuts the fibres and so the auger spins on the spot instead of being drawn into the woods. To get around this you have to keep applying pressure to the auger and it is normally OK. The only other option is to buy one of my spoon augers that are designed to drill into end grain. They also require pressure to be maintained, but allow you to open the hole up beyond the diameter of the auger, which is handy if you are making shrink pots. They are also ideal if doing living history demos ;)
     

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