Lee Valley Tools Woodworking Newsletter
Vol. 3, Issue 5
June 2009
 
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Excerpt from Popular Mechanics: Shop Notes, Volume 16, 1920.

Door Knobs Make Convenient Handles for Bits

An excellent handle for boring bits, screwdrivers, and similar tools, for use in cramped places, is a discarded doorknob. For occasional use it will be found satisfactory to use the knob without any alteration, simply inserting the bit into the socket and tightening with the screw. The bit has a tendency to wobble slightly, but otherwise is held securely. By beveling off the end of the hole in conformity with the shape of the bit shanks, or by filing off the shanks to an even thickness, a perfect fit is obtained.

Door knob auger bit

Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published in 1920. It describes what was recommended in accordance with the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it, please consider this fact.
 
 
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