I went to the forge today and started my first wood auger. It's supposed to look something like this.
well, proportions are tricky.
This one's just mild steel, it was the only stock I could find that was in a convenient shape. We'll see how it performs.
Well, after a bunch of filing, it sort of works. Here's Bayley drilling through a 2x4
I picked up an old brace and bit at swapfest for 4 dollars from russian tool guy. It looks sort of like this one.