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The Carpenters brace.

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Pullstart

Once again, thank you Cas!  Such awesome stuff in that read!

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John2189

Thank you for this very informative article on the Brace. 
 

well done 

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rmaynard

I've always had a brace. Mine was handed down from my father, and I think I have one that was from my wife's father. The grandsons find them fascinating.

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lynnmor

I have a machine shop and keep a brace with a countersink to deburr holes.  I doubt that many think about using them in anything besides woodworking.

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5BCDBF20-3A5F-4E04-903C-6467D54CAE34.jpeg.9074a592a9b32bba0d7808659edc0a6e.jpegHere is one my neighbor gave me. I know nothing about it. There are no markings on it. 

What would the best way to clean it up? Im assuming sandpaper would not be good. 
 

i don’t think it is very old since the keepers for the crank grip looks like plastic. 

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The Freightliner Guy

I used a wire brush to clean up the rust on this not at all scetchy hammer I use to open boxes 

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8ntruck

As I was reading this post, the sound of an auger cutting and the smell of pine chips came to mind.

 

Also learned my 'something new' for today - the use of your forehead to brace the brace.

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formariz
2 hours ago, John2189 said:

5BCDBF20-3A5F-4E04-903C-6467D54CAE34.jpeg.9074a592a9b32bba0d7808659edc0a6e.jpegHere is one my neighbor gave me. I know nothing about it. There are no markings on it. 

What would the best way to clean it up? Im assuming sandpaper would not be good. 
 

i don’t think it is very old since the keepers for the crank grip looks like plastic. 

Don’t use sandpaper. Although a bit messy the best way is to use a scotch brute pad and paint thinner. It will remove most rust but not alter its patina leaving it clean and looking it’s age. I believe your dies have wood handles . Put a little oil in the moving parts such as under handle. Pad on top should ride on a ball bearing. It will need a little oil.

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formariz
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6 hours ago, lynnmor said:

I have a machine shop and keep a brace with a countersink to deburr holes.  I doubt that many think about using them in anything besides woodworking.

They are very useful everywhere. There are countless attachments available for many different functions. There are socket sets for them. Nothing better to drive screws specially large ones. 

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formariz
16 minutes ago, 8ntruck said:

As I was reading this post, the sound of an auger cutting and the smell of pine chips came to mind.

 

Also learned my 'something new' for today - the use of your forehead to brace the brace.

Funny you say that. A very distinct satisfying sound and scent. I always look forward to it. 
 

 No gadgets needed. Your body is an accurate sensor of plumb and level. One can visually detect one sixteenth or less out of level and plumb and your body is a good aid to maintain that just as your hands can detect imperfections not visible by eye. The body can also be a very effective clamp and vise in many operations such as when using a handsaw or knife.

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formariz
58 minutes ago, The Freightliner Guy said:

I used a wire brush to clean up the rust on this not at all scetchy hammer I use to open boxes 

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There is something not seen everyday.

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The Freightliner Guy

It has a razor blade on the back I’ve used this hammer to carve pumpkins and open packages 

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John2189
1 minute ago, The Freightliner Guy said:

It has a razor blade on the back I’ve used this hammer to carve pumpkins and open packages 

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Is that a roofing hammer?

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The Freightliner Guy

I think it is

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The Freightliner Guy

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John2189
3 minutes ago, The Freightliner Guy said:

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Never seen one like that, and you have two of them. 

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The Freightliner Guy
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Yeah it say’s  hickory hammer 

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formariz
8 minutes ago, John2189 said:

Never seen one like that, and you have two of them. 

It’s a roofing hammer with depth gage and replaceable blade. It is made by Estwing. 

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The Freightliner Guy
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Is there anything rare about it these are the only ones I’ve seen I don’t see them anywhere such as Home Depot and such

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formariz
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4 minutes ago, The Freightliner Guy said:

Is there anything rare about it 

Rare in the sense that not many people know about them reason being not many use hand tools. It is usually referred to as a Shinglers Hatchet.  They still are made today and readily available. They cost about $30.00. 
 Sure Strike is a trade mark belonging to Estwing.

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The Freightliner Guy

Did I put the auger in right 

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The Freightliner Guy

It won’t dig in 

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The Freightliner Guy

The big ones are impossible to use I’ll stick with the small ones 

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