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Forum topic by iwoodu posted 03-21-2012 12:52 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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iwoodu

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03-21-2012 12:52 PM

Good Morning all!
How did the makers of bit braces install the wood handle on them? Or better yet, how does one take the wood handle off? I’ve got a nice old MF and would like to restore it. I’ve spent time on line looking for the answer with no luck.
Thanks!

“Don’t build for ‘the now’, build for a generation to come”


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Bill White

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 02:08 PM

I think it was magic. Merlin did it by placing the wood on the shaft, swaging the “stops” to the rod, then bending the steel. He was strong too.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 04:42 PM

Check Brit’s blogs, he has a whole series on refurbing the things, great stuff !

Use the search feature at the top right of your screen, put in ‘the humble hand brace”
that should take you to the series.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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iwoodu

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 05:20 PM

Thanks racerglen and thanks for th chuckle Bill!!

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