Settlers wrench.

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  1. notajerryskid

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    Just picked one up. going to test this weekend but I like it so far. Anyone have any experience with them.
     

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    That looks more like an auger than a wrench but whatever it's called, amazing find!
    With a large enough handle, it could be 2 person.
    I've seen them in use but not used it myself.
     
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    Very nice. But.... wrench?
     
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    Are there two different sized holes on the handle?
    That one pic it looks like the handle tapers on the far end.

    Well thought out auger and sheath.
     
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    The handle is dual purpose. Run a stick through and use it as a handle for the auger. Remove the stick, and the tapered portion acts as a cutter to cut round tenons which are sized to fit in the hole you drilled with the auger. Looks handy for building a remote semi-permanent camp where you don't want to do a lot of lashings, and have time to build shelter frames, chair frames, etc.
     
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    About a year ago or so a guy was working on this , I offered some ideas but he went another way obviously.
    If you are doing field works building stuff this is a good way of making holes .
    Not many have that much interest in that elaborate of construction , but if you are building a cabin it is handy.
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    This tool gave one the ability to apply several different bits one could use.
    I have made holes in wood up to 3/4" diameter with ease .
     
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    Ahh... nice :dblthumb:
    I knew you could run a stick through it for more leverage (obviously), but hadn't thought about shaving down tenons with a cutting edge that can be batoned. Very slick.
     
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    Now that is really a neat idea. It almost always amazes me when I see how the old timers built things and the tools they used to get such good results. I've examined and worked on some really old homes over the years and seen quite a bit that never fails to impress me. Really something when you consider they was no electricity!!!... Cool stuff here
     
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    I can measure shortly. But I would guess 1 inch
     
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    Looks interesting. But, for $75, I think a couple more pics on the sale site and some description of size, what it does, etc, would be good. I may have to build a ‘peg maker’ it appears. One for each size of auger bit that would make peg holes. :33:
     
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    Lowe's carries the Irwin bits and you could weld a 1/4 " deep socket on a tube for a lot less. Need to find 1" ID tubing.
     
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    I skimmed the video, but I’m confused as to what’s new about this. Is it the integrated peg cutter part? The concept of the drilling part has been around forever and is being used by plenty of bushcrafters already. They just carve the peg afterwords, which isn’t a whole lot of work. Am I missing something?
     
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    The ease of making the peg seems to be the main design focus.
     
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    Got it.
     
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    It certainly is cool!
     
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    Seems that if your the kind of person that likes to make thing awhile in the woods ,since there is materials every where , Having a single tool that does both the hole and the peg is an advantage. Adirondack chair comes to mind . Even a wheeled cart for that matter is a reasonable project .
     
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    I like the idea, but i have reservations about the sharp peg cutter. When using a wooden handle to turn the bit your hand is in the line of fire of the sharp end. You need to apply a lot of torque to to turn the bit which would add more pressure to the sharp peg cutter edge. Maybe make a sheath to cover the sharp end that would also slide completely through the auger hole or use threaded pipe and screw on a coupler until you need to make a peg.
     
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