My yard works projects are pretty well completed, time to go back and finish my boring till.
Part of the task ahead is to finalize my holder boards for the tools I intend on putting inside.
You may be wondering, why even bother with these "antiques" while nowadays we are all familiar with drills, corded and cordless (battery power) and Drill press?
Good question, and the answer will come to you the first time you find yourself away from a power source or when your battery pack dies on you. Oh, and not to mention, at times these powered assistants are sometimes way overkill for the job!!??
These old relic will never run out of power, their size and construction details enable them to sneak in pretty well everywhere their powered brethren cannot.
Also a lot easier than trying to balance a top heavy tool while using a small size bit.... without fears of breaking your only bit of that size when the stores are closed.
With minimal care, they will soldier on forever, never becomes obsolete nor wear out after a few years... And do it all in style, quietly...
And let's face it, there's always the satisfaction of seeing emerge curly shavings from the hole being bore. How cool is that ? :-)
While I beaver away at the boring till, I thought I'll give you a preview of the tools I am putting inside (subject to change without warning just because I can :-)
Starting with the braces, I will go over each tool in more details and why they made the cut.
Bob, beavering away with Rudy's help (???)
Rudy! Come back here with that brace.... :-)