Restoring an old Brace with Brit

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Blog series by dakremer updated 03-12-2012 01:16 AM 3 parts 16582 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: The rust is coming off.....

08-16-2011 11:14 PM by dakremer | 12 comments »

hey guys. Brit .....also known as The Man.....started doing an amazing blog on how to restore an old fashion Brace (hand drill). I showed off 3 braces that I had picked up at a thrift store for only $16. I was asking some questions on how to restore them, and Brit stepped up to the challenge. I had no clue he was going to do such an amazing, detailed blog. You should definitely check it out! Anyways, I started this blog to show Brit and others how MY restore is coming along…...and...

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Part 2: Trying to fix my screw up....

08-17-2011 10:04 PM by dakremer | 5 comments »

So if you saw the first blog in this series, you can tell that my chuck did not come out very well. I got all the rust off, but filing it (which i’ve never done before) and sanding it by hand did not work out too well for me, to say the least. I wanted to rectify the situation, so decided to do something different. I do not have a chuck for the lathe, so I had to be creative with going about this….. if you can’t tell by the pictures…the holes ...

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Part 3: I cheated a little. Sorry Brit :)

03-12-2012 01:16 AM by dakremer | 9 comments »

So its been a while since I’ve worked on my brace. It all started with asking Brit a question. He then continued to make the best blog ever on how to restore hand braces. Well I had my trouble along the way, and put it aside for a while, until my neighbor bought this little guy…. I know, I know, Brit…...I’m cheating a little. But MAN do I hate working hard when a machine can do it for me :) If you havent read the 1st and 2nd part of the blog, here are som...

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