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Old 06-21-2020, 10:18 AM   #1
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Custom Spade Bits - 5/32" to 1/4"


Tools
hammer - Ball Peen preferred

anvil - any item solid and hard - mine's a railroad rail

pliers - slip joints are nice

Bench grinder or a Rt angle grinder or a File - i prefer bench grinder

Portable drill motor or Drill press - i prefer portable drill for stripping flux
sand paper -optional

Material


1/8" welding rod - for 5/32" - 1/4" bit 14" long or cut to length


Difficulty

easy

Time

strip flux - < a minute
anvil work - about 3-5 minutes
shape / sharpen on bench grinder < 1 minute
test bore 1/4" hole in yellow pine - < 12 seconds


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