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The chucks at the top and the bits in the middle fit and lock into the handles at left. The little bits at the top fit into the chucks at the top. My hand for scale. Larger photo on request.

The obvious purpose is for drilling and reaming, but it’s all very awkward and uncomfortable. Like WHAT? Look at the length of the bottom-most one. WHY?

Makes me nuts I couldn’t get the bits to line up properly. Four hundred year old house, wonky floors. I’m lucky the whole business didn’t end up in my lap.


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: May 15, 2018, 8:30 pm

A home trepanning kit?

Be afraid Uncle B., be very afraid.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 15, 2018, 8:34 pm

Good lord woman, get into the new century! Buy a cordless electric drill like the rest of us.
That way Uncle B won’t suspect anything unusual.

Comment from Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone
Time: May 15, 2018, 9:07 pm

I have one idea what the bottom one might be for…

Comment from Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone
Time: May 15, 2018, 9:08 pm

Wait, are these from the surgical tools buy?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 15, 2018, 10:18 pm

I’m going to dig myself a nice, deep hole in the garden. And move in till all this passes.

Comment from Weaseltablet3
Time: May 15, 2018, 11:04 pm

Yes, Brother Cavil. Presumably surgical tools.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: May 15, 2018, 11:48 pm

I shudder to think about the targeted ads Dame Stoat must receive after searching for and buying these particular tools.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 16, 2018, 12:18 am

Frontal lobotomy?…didn’t they use a little hammer for that? :+)

Comment from p2
Time: May 16, 2018, 12:48 am

the bits are for drilling pilot holes into bone for surgical screws and pins. the coarse threaded bits are taps for screws and the little ones are piloted countersinks for flush head screws used with plates. theyre set with hand drills so they dont tear out bone material or over travel. i’ve the same basic set in my toolbox i use on aluminum.. sorry..aluminium… and steel to thread holes for instrument screws in aircraft. amazing, the similarity in toolage……

Comment from F X Muldoon
Time: May 16, 2018, 10:32 am

Look at the length of the bottom-most one. WHY?

The easiest explanation is to do an image search for “internal fixation” and look at the length of some of the screws required, particularly if one has to go from below the greater trochanter up into the head of the femur, the image on the left, for instance.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 16, 2018, 2:15 pm

Thank you, p2 and Muldoon. Most helpful.

I may yet find a use for them starting ‘oles in things where the power drill is inadvisable.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 16, 2018, 4:25 pm

Helpful for what? For you to create, gasp, a FrankenBadger??!!! [insert evil weasel laugh]

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 16, 2018, 8:07 pm

Better that than a BadgerFranken.

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