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JL7

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06-06-2011 12:14 AM

An old Stanley brace and 16 auger bits + a very old tool box. This gentleman I bought it from was 71 years old and the tools belonged to his wife’s grandfather who died in 1951.

The brace is marked as No. 911 12in. (I think) and the newest patent date is 105 years ago….and it works good.

The toolbox is just plain cool…....

Couldn’t find much info on Google about the brace, except that Stanley made a bunch of differnt models over the years, so if you have any info on it, I would appreciate it.

Thanks for looking.

Jeff

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA


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#1 posted 06-06-2011 12:20 AM

very very good

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 12:29 AM

I’ll give you thirty for them. :-)

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 12:38 AM

Why can’t I ever find these gems on Craigslist…? Very nice, JL7!

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 12:38 AM

The box alone is worth the 25$. Great score!

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 12:47 AM

good score!!!

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 12:55 AM

Nice score.

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 12:57 AM

Outstanding hole making device. Great find.

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#8 posted 06-06-2011 05:33 AM

very, very nice score….

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#9 posted 06-18-2011 05:46 AM

A great find! It is hard for me to tell but is the drill a two piece or three piece chuck? The bits look like they’d fit a two piece jaw.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#10 posted 06-18-2011 06:02 AM

COOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 06-18-2011 06:41 AM

Thanks for all the cool comments – appreciated!

Mark – it is 2 jaw chuck – does that help date the piece? One thing I noticed, it is a 12” brace and it seems the more common brace is 10”............

Here is something extra cool….......

The next day – after I got the tools home…...Earl (the seller) sends me an email asking if I want an old wheelbarrow made from an old barrel staves…..............uh,....ok.

Earl is only a few miles away so of course – a free old wheelbarrow! He picked it up in the 50’s as an antique….the wheel itself is like a work of art…perfectly preserved in a bit of rust. The barrel staves are all there but one (which is broken half way down)

Earl claims that this is the origin of the term wheelbarrow (wheelbarrel) – makes sense but I didn’t really check into it…

I don’t have pictures right now of what I picked up, but it is in pieces – some rotted wood etc, but here are pictures of the wheelbarrow that Earl took many years ago…..

Again – I got all the major pieces – most of them need help – I will post pictures if anyone is interested but it really was a good $25.00 find…...

Jeff

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#12 posted 06-18-2011 06:51 AM

Now, THAT’s a real wheelBarrell! Sure is unique… Think it’s worth more than $25? (if that)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#13 posted 06-18-2011 10:06 PM

I believe the two jaw drills pre-date the three jaw, but they would also have been available at the same time so I don’t know if it helps date the tools.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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