Boring large diameter holes
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My auger bit set only goes up to 1" and I want some 4-6" deep holes approximately 1.5" in diameter. Drilling in cherry fwiw and open to suggestions
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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
Can you go one side and flip second?  If so, Forstners from your local Borg is all you need.  Quick search should turn up a half-dozen places if you need long shafts.  

Lots of work by hand, so hope you can use the DP.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
These will not be through holes
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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
Have an old adj auger bit that will go that large, but if I had a lot to do I'd probably use a Forstner bit....


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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
Answer is either a shank extender or the specially long bit.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
Buy and adjustable auger and stock up on a honkin lot of elbow grease.
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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
I only have 3 of these to drill so I hope to have enough elbow grease in house. I take it wood auger buts don't come in anything bigger than 1" so I gotta go with an adjustable?
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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
T-handle augers come in bigger sizes. They were used for framing. Usually you can find them at darn near any antique store or ebay. Personally, I would just go with a forstner bit with extended shank.
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Tongue    Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
There are  lots of choices. Google is your friend for finding anything.  Here are just 3 results.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KGBIX4/ref...0869219101

https://www.timbertools.com/WoodOwl-Nail...7-1-2.html

https://www.amazon.com/Wood-Drill-Bits/b...=256291011
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  Re: Boring large diameter holes by TomFromStLouis (My auger bit set onl...)
Whatever bit you use, if you're doing it by hand, be prepared to sweat a lot.  Maybe even cuss some.
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