When I saw a photo of it on eBay I knew it
belonged in my collection because I have collected hollow augers
for well over 50 years and have never seen one made from a
It has a handforged three-post tang so it could
be rotated with a brace and a rabbet plane bolted to a block of
wood with a hole in it. I will give this wonderfully ingenious
tool a gentle cleaning, hone the blade, and determine how well
Thanks, Martin and Kathy, for another bitstock
tool and the prompt delivery.
This hollow auger is an ingenious adaptation of a rabbet plane.
It has a 3-post hand-forged tang for using it in a brace
to impart rotary motion to it.