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Forum topic by Dave Haynes posted 04-11-2009 02:21 AM 5870 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dave Haynes

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04-11-2009 02:21 AM

Does anyone know of old wood brace tools have any value as collectors items? Just curious…..I saw a couple of them last week at a garage sale.

Dave

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com


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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 04-11-2009 02:24 AM

For sure, depending many factors: Brand name, condition, patent dates…...what kind of Braces?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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cabinetmaster

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#2 posted 04-11-2009 02:27 AM

I’m like Moai. They should be worth something depending on condition also.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Cantputjamontoast

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#3 posted 04-12-2009 02:05 AM

I don’t use the “c” word.

Buy a brace and some auger bits and you have a cordless drill that will last 1000 years.

There is no better screw driver than a screw driver tip in a brace!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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Gary

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#4 posted 04-12-2009 02:15 AM

I have 3 of them. One my dad gave me years ago. Two others that I bought in antique shops just for something to hang on the wall in the shop. They were about $20

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 04-12-2009 02:19 AM

Moai, what about an E. C. Atkins 1708 in great condition (90+% chrome still on)?

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Derek Cohen

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#6 posted 04-12-2009 07:15 PM

Braces rule! Especially for large holes. And they excell at driving screws.

My brace cabinet:

Especially look out for Stanley or North Yankee 2100 and 2101. These are The Best. In demand and will cost more.

Don’t forget eggbeaters ..

And here is a brace I recently built …

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 04-12-2009 07:21 PM

it seems as like hand planes the more brass thay have and decorative they are the more expensive they are thats what I find anyway good luck.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Cantputjamontoast

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 02:21 AM

Derek,
That is a nice collection.
Do you own a joist brace?

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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Francisco Luna

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#9 posted 04-15-2009 08:09 AM

Marcb, but ….is that a Saw?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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thelt

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#10 posted 04-15-2009 02:05 PM

Now I have to go look at the brace I have and see who made it. I got it from my father-in-law before he died, 30 years ago. No telling how long he had it. I don’t have any bits to go with it and it’s sitting in the tool cabinet not being used.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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Cantputjamontoast

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#11 posted 04-15-2009 11:52 PM

http://www.mv-dreamer.com/CustomJoistBrace.html

I hope the link works to the joist brace.

It was yesteryears right angle drill

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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