Rehab of a pair of braces

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Blog entry by need2boat posted 11-11-2011 04:15 AM 1426 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading Andy’s blogs on cleaning up braces I dug these two out out of the back shed. They were in the family for years. The chrome has been rusted off the millers falls for years but I figured what better to start on. The stanley SPOFFORD brace wasn’t as bad but needed a bit more tighting up of the top knob which was a bit tricky.

The end results aren’t the prettiest but work great. On I side note I really didn’t expect to like the spofford brance much but as it turns out its just simple and perfect in it’s design.

-- Second Chance Saw Works Blog: Positive Rake

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 10:35 AM

Nice job and nice braces too. I love that Spofford. I nearly bought one a couple of weeks ago, but it was missing the locking screw and then I spent my money elsewhere. Braces are very difficult to kill, they just go on and on and yours will too now.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 11-11-2011 06:23 PM

Great restoration. I have one along the lines of the Millers Falls. I think I’m going to trade it in for the Spofford style. If I can find one.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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