I sent in this tip to popular woodworking some time ago. I was really frustrated using forstner bits with a brace, if anyone has done boring with a forstner bit by hand you know just how difficult it is.
One day I thought to myself there just has to be a better solution so I laid a forstner bit and an auger bit side by side just staring at them noting all the differences between the two. I asked myself what makes an auger bit a functional tool that bores fairly easily into wood. That’s when it hit me, the spur! Aha the auger has a threaded spur that pulls the bit into the wood while the forstner bit doesn’t. So I drilled a pilot hole and gave it a whirl. Rather than explaining the entire process again here is a caption of what I sent in which also got me first prize.
Just when you thought nothing more could be discovered in woodworking I went ahead and discovered something new. Who knows maybe this method has been used in past generations but were never noted.