I just found a Stanley No. 993 bit brace in the garage! It’s in pretty great shape, not much rust or anything, turns just fine, and the wood still looks great. I’m pretty stoked, and hoping I can dig up some more bits for it—it’s got one in it, maybe about 3/8”, labeled “6”. Or maybe “9”. I’m gonna have to learn more about this whole brace and bit gig.
-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris