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Forum topic by Dinger posted 04-24-2013 03:11 AM 656 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dinger

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04-24-2013 03:11 AM

Hey Jocks,

I inherited quite a few old hand tools from my grandfather who passed away about 6 years ago. After my grandmother passed, the whole family was cleaning out the house and I stumbled upon all his old tools. Little did I know at the time I would enjoy restoring old tools as much as creating projects with wood. Anyway, one of the braces I found is in pretty rough shape. It’s got wooden handles – look like exotic wood, open-style ratcheting action, and Amidon jaws. I can’t tell if it’s “springless” but there seems to be a hole at the bottom that might hold a spring of some kind. The only marking I’ve found is “No 41” on the sweep. The there’s a double bead detail on head assemble. Seems to be a ball bearing on the head. That’s all I got! Thanks for the help!

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#1 posted 04-24-2013 01:37 PM

Really need pics

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#2 posted 04-24-2013 01:40 PM

No pics would just be random guessing. MF made braces in the #40 range so you could check out OTH – he’s probably got a pic there.

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#3 posted 04-25-2013 02:59 AM

Sorry guys. Here’s some pics. Thanks for the help.

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 02:54 AM

The plot thickens…

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 03:42 AM

Looks like your basic handyman brace, maybe a department store brand. Keep looking for a mark. I have one that I didn’t think had a mark until it was completely cleaned up.

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 01:00 PM

I’m starting to resign to the fact that I may never know. I’m actually moderately impressed with it’s function after a bit of oil. I only have the head and sweep handle to clean up now.

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 09:00 PM

Look for patent numbers or dates on the chuck.

I don’t think those jaws had a spring.

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Toby

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