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Project by Brandon posted 03-13-2012 03:58 AM 2601 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick project that I needed to get to because I had a bunch of homeless bit braces that kept getting in the way. I made it out of pine and poplar I had lying around, then painted it green and roughed up the edges a little to age it a bit.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"





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Brit

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 07:57 AM

Very nice Brandon. Now you can just grab and go. I must make one of these this year. Thanks for sharing it.

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

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 09:58 AM

Yes. Very nice:-). These are great tools. I’ve recently refurbished a no. 40 Stanley which I’m happy with, but I have nowhere to put it at the minute. They are a bit awkward when lying around. Your rack does the job nicely. I’ll have to put that on the ‘To Do List’.
Cheers.
John.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 11:02 AM

Excellent solution. Love the paint finish, the aging and the design. Very cool. Where do you stow bits?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 12:25 PM

Great job. Mine currently just hang on the side of my plane till.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Brandon

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 01:52 PM

Thanks guys. They were hanging off the edge of my bench, but I knew that couldn’t last so I made this. Smitty, the bits, sadly, are all located in a big cigar box. I need to come up with a better storage them as well.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 03:03 PM

Cool Storage Idea !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 03:51 PM

As I was admiring your storage shelf, it came to me that you have a couple of dedicated braces on standby for countersinking. I really like that idea. I will be doing that this afternoon.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Brandon

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#8 posted 03-13-2012 04:15 PM

Thanks, though I have to admit that I got the idea from someone here on Lumberjocks—I think it was Andy.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#9 posted 03-13-2012 04:20 PM

I actually like the egg beater type for countersinks better, but the bigger bits work well in a brace as well.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#10 posted 03-13-2012 04:32 PM

Don, I could the advantage of an egg-beater countersink, but I just don’t have a countersink bit that’s small enough to fit in one. I actually don’t even use use the egg-beater that much.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#11 posted 03-13-2012 04:44 PM

I love it!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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