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278427 Kirk Eppler 2024‑05‑14 Re: Cooper's Bung Borer
Here is a catalog cut from the first Swan catalog on ITCL.

https://archive.org/details/JamesSwanCoPremiumMechanicsTools1899/page/n29/mode/1
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Marked with hole sizes in to 2”.

Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA, rooting around in the tool pile last
night for Starrett things,

Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk


On Tue, May 14, 2024 at 6:52 AM Tony Seo via groups.io  wrote:

> On 5/14/2024 8:21 AM, John Ruth wrote:
> >>> http://oldetoolshop.com/forsale/april/cooperstool0401a.jpg
> >>>
> >> That is a Cooper's Bung Borer, used to make a tapered hole mid-point in
> a barrel stave.
>
> I'm not sure what all the confusion is about, but that is a bung auger.
> This is a James Swan, but they were made by others, and in a variety of
> sizes.  This style is late 19th Century and was made well into the 20th
> Century.  Prior ones were hand forged.  There are also a couple or 4
> patented adjustable ones out there.


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Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA 

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