Mon, Apr 5, 2004, 2:33pm (EDT-3) email@example.com (Nesdon) claims:
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have too many big logs. <snip> I
want to bore a hole approx 12" in diam and 14" deep into the end grain
of a big log.
Does anyone know of any tools or techniques to achive this? <snip>
You can never have too many logs.
Don't see why you'd need a hole that size, but also don't see why
you don't try to keep it simple If I wanted to do that, I might just
stab a chainsaw in, with several repeat cuts, and make a rough circle.
Then hack it out with chisels. Or, get the largest bit I could find,
and drill a batch of holes, and then use a chisel. Or, you could always
use a section of pipe, set it on the end, and put burning charcoal in
the pipe, and let it burn down. Or, if you had lots of time, maybe you
could train termites to eat just the part you wanted. Or, you might be
able to use a power post hold digger, don't really know how one of those
would work on wood, but they seem to work OK in clay. Or, just make a
large boring bit, and use it. Or, you could alway cut it off, then in
half, and gouge out the center, and join them again. Myriads of ways to
do it. Now that I think on it, I probably wouldn't do it at all.
Don't e-mail me while I'm breathing.