|Project by Axle505||posted 07-29-2016 06:53 PM||652 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I found this brace at a Pocatello, ID. antique shop a couple doors from where Judy Garland was born. The brace cost $5.00 and is probably as old as Garland, RIP. It was pretty rusty! I had never worked with a brace before, so I reviewed some instructional vids on how to restore one. After some elbow grease, I found this tool to be a Keen Kutter KR12, circa 1920s and 30s. I have not found a lot of info on these. But from what I have read, the top is supposed to be Lingen Vitae and the grip Rosewood. The grip, however, broke in half in my hands during cleanup, so some repair was in order. I would work on the thing in the evenings during my family’s road trip to Yellowstone. In the end, I’m happy with it. A nice souvenir!