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Old 11-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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I think you'll have to use the multi-pronged approach[get it??] With the right attitude and a zen-like calmness try the drill operation a craftsman[machinist] would use and slow and steady will prevent broken bits and cut fingers.

It's not that I don't have confidence in your ability to get that hardwood out but getting tines secure and proper depth so that curved handle doesn't hold the wood even tighter might want to make you think twice about such Industrial age methods.

No the best bet is the Troglodyte era fire either play around with the handle all winter in the fireplace or go at it in a vice with a propane torch in the garage.

Another little trick is to soak it in Kerosene for a few days but then you'll want to start that combustion outside.
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