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Tip describes how to turn old augers into large-diameter bits.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 34
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 10

Tip on sharpening hand-driven auger bits.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1998 (v.21#4) pg. 18

Tip: Don't dig plant or vine holes with a tractor-mounted auger.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1983 (v.67#4) pg. 9

How to use an Earth auger with your power drill for a multitude of outdoor jobs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #137 Aug 1972 (v.22#6) pg. 37

A look at earth auger bits and tips on how to use them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #170 Feb 1976 (v.26#2) pg. 48

Shopping for drill bits. Choose the right one for easy drilling through wood, metal or synthetics. Looks at twist, auger and spade bits along with pipe-and-conduit bits and hole saws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 70
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 6

Auger bits. How to sharpen and tune these deceptively simple tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 62

Tip: Make covers to protect chisels, knives and auger bits from the thumbs and fingers cut from old gloves.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 10

Choose the right drill bit for the job. Comparing the major bits (twist-drill, brad-point, Forstner and multispur, powerbore, auger, and spoon). What they do and how they do it.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 64

Make your own auger bits.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 188

Tip: Use a length of rope, some oil, and sand (or pumice) to clean and polish a rusty auger bit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 118

Tip: Use a turnbuckle as a handle for an auger bit or tap.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1982 (v.157#1) pg. 166

Extension for augers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1963 (v.182#3) pg. 111

Homemade gasoline driven auger speeds cutting the ice fishing hole.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 154

Converting auger bits for a power drill.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1965 (v.186#3) pg. 52

Make holes in the ground with an electric drill and special earth augers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1969 (v.195#2) pg. 152

How to convert auger bits for use on a drill press.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 80

Tip on storing auger bits in old silverware chests with their soft anti-tarnish linings.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 9

A-Z of hand tools. A brief review of the three styles of auger bits that are used with a hand brace, along with tips on sharpening.
WOODWORKER #1025 Apr 1979 (v.83) pg. 177

Tips on making long-hole-boring augers.
WOODWORKER #1099 Jun 1985 (v.89) pg. 411

Tip: Use a ratchet-style socket wrench to drive auger bits in a restricted space where a brace won't fit.
WOODWORKER #1111 Jun 1986 (v.90#6) pg. 493

A piece of dowel with a tapered square hole in the side serves to convert any screw auger into a "gimlet" for making large holes in awkward places.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 399

Tip: How to enlarge a previously drilled hole with an auger.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 28