Hand borer, 92 cm long.

Used in the woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The business made a wide range of wooden products, including tables and architectural mouldings, and undertook specialist turning tasks. Part of a collection of nearly 900 items, including a lathe, cutting tools, hand tools, products, workshop fittings, office equipment, portraits, and an accounts ledger.

Physical Description

Blackened steel borer, the base of which forms a sharpened semi-circular gouge for boring holes in furniture legs. The tool can be used manually or fitted to a lathe and operated by machine. At the shank end of the tool is a cylinder through which a wooden handle has been fitted. Found in Area B1.

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