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post #1 of 8 Old 11-28-2018, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Before my shop burned down, I had three old post and beam augers with the big wooden cross "t" handles to turn them. I would like to replace them with one good one that I can use. Two or the three I had were used quite often and were darn sharp. Are they still made new? I have not been able to find anything on line. I would like a 2 inch diameter if I can get one.
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Could not find a 50 mm auger, however Forstner bit available.
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Seems to be quite a choice in the log home building industry.
Maurice might be a little spendy but at least you can get some ideas and brands.
Pioneer Homes built the shack you see on his home page.



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Before I forget. If he hasn't changed his habits, Maurice (Magaard) is a night-owl. Don't call before 1PM PST.
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Holtz - there is one on E-Bay for $28.00 but the shipping is $28 from NY.
the old ones are still around, so it is like an Easter Egg Hunt.
do you have a lathe ?? you could make a few handles and as you find the
auger bit you like, make it fit the handle.
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I can't see any 2" bits, even in the log home building industry. Lots and lots of 1 1/2" bits of several brands.
Look for used/farm sales. The new prices are obscene.



> have a stout ring welded to the top end and make a hickory/ash handle to fit.
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wood augers vs barn drills

You may have better luck searching for barn drills:

https://www.ebay.com/bhp/barn-drill

Quite a few on ebay.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Thanks every one. Yes the new ones are obscene in price. The problem with ebay, is not being able to tell if the auger is fit for use. or even can be sharpened. An acquaintance just told me about an antique tool specialty shop just 15 miles away, so I may get up there to look around in the next week. I want one to actually use. I made some really sturdy benches with the ones I had before the fire. Used the augers to drill the leg holes in a half log. and fit cut down branches in for legs. Drilled out a piece of firewood a few times for my daughters girl scout troop to use as a Swedish Torch.
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