Tanged awl, auger and spoonbit auger from the Stidriggs Hoard

Augers and awls were used to make holes, similar to modern drills.  Wooden structures can be secured together by wooden pegs or "trenails" driven throught these holes.  The auger would have been clamped into a brace with handles and twisted, slowly cutting a circular hole.  The awl may have had a simple wooden, bone or antler handle.
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spoonbit auger: (overall) length 242mm, (spoon) length 51mm, width 20mm, height 8mm
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