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Cedar notch bubble

   the skil drill and cedar post notch band

Sometimes a cedar post is just a smidgen too big for even the longest drill bit we've got. A well placed notch can sometimes solve any problem. That's what it took today to finish up a trellis for the new grapes.

I struggled with keeping the drill level in the past when boring through a post. The new Skil drill has a nifty bubble installed on top to allow for a perfectly straight angle when drilling horizontally.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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