Bob Avila Private Collection
This bit is truly a unique piece with the original being made by Gary Avila (no relation to Bob). Gary was a very well known craftsman up and down the coast of California. His bits are easily recognizable due to his distinctive engraving pattern. This particular bit was loaned to the Private Collection by Mike and Christy Berg of Temecula, CA. It has a tall mouth piece that somewhat resembles a take off from a traditional Spade bit. The 7 shape of the shank is one that Gary did often and he probably did it better than most.