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Forum topic by BigJohn posted 207 days ago 667 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BigJohn

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207 days ago

I found this bit brace

I have 6 of these in a box that I bought a couple years ago to teach a class. I think I paid about $15 to $25 each on ebay when I got them.


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 207 days ago

That does seem awfully high, but with 12 bids, it’s apparently worth that much to the people bidding. I think your price of $15 – $25 each is more inline with what it should be worth. Then again, I’ve sold some stuff on ebay that I didn’t think was worth that much and ended getting several times what I was hoping for. It’s all about getting the right stuff in front of the right people!

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JJohnston

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#2 posted 207 days ago

The deal with them is that Chris Schwarz named the Yankee brace as his favorite.

-- The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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WayneC

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Supply and demand.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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jamesicus

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#4 posted 207 days ago

I think it’s main appeal would be to collectors of vintage woodworking hand tools rather than users. The model 2100 “YANKEE” brace was the top of the line – much less commonly seen than the 2101 (especially those made for THE BELL SYSTEM) which wasn’t as nicely finished as the 2100. The 8” sweep size adds to it’s desirability.

Ref: http://jp29.org/wwyankee2100.htm

-- My Web site: http://jp29.org/wwtools.htm - Vintage Woodworking Hand Tool Notes

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WayneC

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#5 posted 207 days ago

Also this is a North Brothers, not a Stanley.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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RPhillips

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#6 posted 207 days ago

BigJohn, if you are interested in selling one, let me know. I would like to find a Brace at a decent price, but other that ebay, I’ve been out of luck. I’m still trying to acquire all the necessary tools that I need to get well on my way into the world of fine wood working. So far I’ve been pretty fortunate and was able score a No. 4 plane, a 605 plane, and a nice tenon saw form fellow LJ’ers. Next on the list is a good block plane and a Brace.

Anyways, if you are interested in parting with one, PM me and we’ll talk.

Thanks

-Rob

-- Rob - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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jamesicus

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#7 posted 207 days ago

WayneC wrote: Also this is a North Brothers, not a Stanley.

Thank you Wayne. I also forgot to include ….. “This brace is in excellent condition”.

-- My Web site: http://jp29.org/wwtools.htm - Vintage Woodworking Hand Tool Notes

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jamesicus

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#8 posted 207 days ago

My apologies to all – the brace under discussion is a model 2101 not a 2100! I guess I am getting too old to post here anymore – I will try to do better.

Anyway, the high price realized for this brace was probably due to its excellent condition making it a desirable collector tool.

-- My Web site: http://jp29.org/wwtools.htm - Vintage Woodworking Hand Tool Notes

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