Carpentry Tools :
Title:
Gimlet with wood handle
Catalog Number:
0011.11.11
Description:
Gimlet bit with wood handle and a screw thread and cutting blade at the tip for drilling a small hole to start screws.
Date:
ca 1900
Size:
H-5.2 W-3.25 Dia-0.3 inches
People:
Beck, John
Kid Tales:
This gimlet has a wood handle that made it particularly handy for drilling a small hole to start a screw in hardwood. Gimlets also were made to fit into a hand drill brace.
Subjects:
Drilling
Carpentry
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