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Mission-style mahogany desk #5: Braces installed

09-01-2018 03:39 PM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Some time in the shop this morning cutting and fitting the braces for the drawers. A few shots of a single brace. and the underside I’m using poplar because I ran out of mahogany. Currently, the braces are held in place by the stop dados only. No glue or other attachment. I also used the bottom “L” for the drawer guides. My thinking was that these braces are strictly for the drawers and are not meant to correct or support anything else. I would very much ...

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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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Hand tools #3: Brace Storage

03-07-2017 03:43 AM by CFrye | 40 comments »

I built a temporary till for the braces (Note: does not include the egg beaters or the breast drills). I counted 15 at the beginning of the build and made it able to hold 17. While loading it this evening I realized there are 2 MIA!It ain’t pretty, but they’re all together…well, they will be, when I find the wanderers. Used some left over siding. Drilled holes and cut the slots on the scroll saw. Filed the rough edges and put on a coat of Black Cherry stain followed by an ap...

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San Diego Tool Swapmeet Finds #1: Yankee (Stanley) 2101A 10 in.

08-07-2016 05:22 PM by YusukeKomiya | 0 comments »

I got this baby for a grand sum of $5. I almost feel like a thief for buying it that cheap. I’m looking to restore it based off of Brit’s instructions. If you happen to be reading this Brit just want to say thanks for your great guide. While I would’ve loved to find a 2100 I’m pretty happy with this one. I’m wondering though if there is a way for me to paint the rubber handles but that’s for another time.

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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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Easy Built Gate for $20!

10-04-2015 04:45 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I needed a gate for our front porch. I show you how to build a cheap, but durable gate and also show the CORRECT way to install the cross brace. Please Subscribe and check out other videos!

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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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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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Dirt-Cheap boring

11-12-2013 08:50 AM by 12strings | 2 comments »

Very short entry… This is my Brace & Bit set-up… Brace – Stanley Handyman, flea-market – $2Auger Bits – flea-market, sharpened with a file – $8Stubby auger bits – Harbor Freight – $12 (I Don’t use these that much)Tool roll – Sewn by my wife with existing fabric – $0 I don’t have much to compare these to, except that with my sharpened antique auger bits, I can make cleaner holes than I can with my modern ...

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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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