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Bit and Brace

04-13-2018 05:27 PM by IantheTinker | 3 comments »

I found a brace and some bits at my local Restore yesterday, at a pretty good price to boot! I haven’t found much for identifying marks yet. Just a few “Made in the USA”, pretty sure one says Irwin, some say “cast iron”, and then a few have numbers, which I assume are sizes. The brace also has very little for identifying marks. Any information anyone might be able to share would be appreciated. The jaws of the brace are no longer connected to each other by the wire, but the sti...

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Where to Buy Screws

01-27-2018 04:44 AM by IantheTinker | 7 comments »

I mostly purchase general construction screws from Menards, the Star-bit drive ones because they don’t cam out on me like the Phillips heads do. I get them there for $3.79 per one pound box, a great price for a good screw. However, they don’t carry any shorter than 1 3/4”, so I tried at Home Depot. I found some star drive screws there for $5.78 per one pound box and they had 1”, 1 1/4”, and 1 5/8” sizes, so I was quite pleased. The price was also pretty decent in my estimation. Over at Lowe’s...

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Portable Router Bit Storage

06-03-2016 09:35 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Make some storage for your router bits that keeps everything together and is portable! Check out the video on YouTube here.

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Time Saving Mortises!

04-02-2016 06:40 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Create mortises quickly!

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Odds 'N' Ends #6: Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

02-04-2016 10:36 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

I thought I would try something different for bit storage this time. I grabbed one of those magnetic tool holders from Harbor Freight, cut a bunch of V-grooves into it with the bench grinder and bam, instant Forstner bit rack. What do you guys think?Enjoy! Magnetic Forstner Bit Storage

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Easy Made Dril Bit Storage

09-09-2015 09:11 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

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$5 Brace and Bit Restoration

07-20-2015 11:27 PM by Jorgearaujo | 15 comments »

So on my way home on Friday I stopped at the American Way Thrift Store… Pretty rare occurance for me but I am glad I did. I walked around the store not really looking for anything in particular but way in the back, actually in the area where they take the stuff and put price tags on it before bringing into the store. I found an old Brace and Bit, it was pretty rusty but checking the chuck and the rachet part I realized it was in good shape, also the grip and head didn’t wobble too...

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Current Project #16: Brad Point Drill Case

10-28-2014 03:36 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

At the moment I have a guitar with a reglued bridge on my work table and since the chair is on hold until I buy some wood, I decided to do something small. I’ve had a new set of seven brad point bits for over a year and they’ve lived on my drill press table, just scattered about. Today I decided to build a wooden case for them out of scrap wood. The photo is of he glue up. I’ll be adding a hinged wooden lid to add to the ‘looks-like-a-10-year-old-made-this’...

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Bit Braces #3: Bit Gauges

05-05-2014 03:34 AM by WayneC | 11 comments »

I have a couple of styles of Stanley Bit Gauges that I thought may be of interest to folks using auger bits. These are Stanley #47 and #49 Bit Gauges. Essentially they attach to your auger bit and indicate when to stop drilling. The #47 has a spring that flexes when it reaches the desired depth. The #49 has a couple of wings and will not let you drill any further. Keep your eyes open for these guys if you happen to be out rust hunting… Stanley #47 Bit Gauge ...

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Bit Braces #2: Side by Side Photographic Comparisons of Some Quality Bit Braces

10-12-2013 03:15 AM by WayneC | 10 comments »

Just some photos I took tonight that I thought I would share so you could see some of the braces from the previous blog post side by side. 12” Lion and 12” North Bros 2100 Yankee 12” Yankee and 12” Millers Falls 731 Holdall 12” Lion and 12” Holdall 10” Yankee 2101 and 10” Goodell Pratt 2510 Millers Falls Lion Chuck and a no name, typical brace Chuck 12” Lion and 12” Yankee Chucks 12” Yankee and 12” H...

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