I may use for other things too...just a question, why are they so long?
ok i'll let you offI may use for other things too...
Like hinges for a log cabin door like this one...
Dick Proenneke's tools...
These are actually the shortest ones I've ever found. They're usually around 2' long so that you can drill down on something with your weight while standing. It's not the length that matters, it's how you use it.just a question, why are they so long?
to get at the sap you only need to go just underneeth the bark. you dont gain anything from drilling deeper and it will allow any rot quick access to the centre of a tree.
This probably deserves a post all of its own Peter, thanks for the infoplugging the hole is probably the best way to prevent infection (it wont garentee to stop it). cut it flush to the trunk and try not to damage the bark with the saw. after a cupple of years the tree will grow over it.