This past issue’s What’s This has drawn a great deal of back and forth. Yes, the device is an auger. But, the readers were divided on whether or not the auger was used to drill holes for blasting logs apart, or for some other purpose.
Based on Glen Schweppe’s description of the device, Ronald Blaser of Columbus, Nebraska correctly guessed that the auger was used to drill holes in corner and brace posts so that wire could be placed in an opposite direction to hold the brace in place.
Thanks everyone for the responses and keep them coming each week!
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