Flea Market Tool Finds-Something I’ve never seen-13-01-27


Here are the latest cool items I picked up at my favorite flea-market booth dedicated exclusively to vintage tools.

First, a Bit Brace Extension, a Millers Falls No. 35. It’s in fantastic shape. I didn’t even know these existed until I picked it up. Anyone know what types of jobs they were used for in days gone by?

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And some closeups.

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Forstner bits being highly expensive as they are, I’ve taken to picking them up at estate sales and flea markets. Got a really nice 2″ one (for my drill press) at an estate sale. And this 5/8″ brace bit at the same flea market.

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I followed a fellow woodworker’s advice on how to sharpen auger bits and now this puppy cuts a really nice hole.

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About The Write Biz

By day, I'm a mild-mannered copywriter who harnesses frontal-lobe creativity (right brain) to help B2B marketers generate leads and sales. By night I pick up hand tools to create wooden masterpieces...and give my black lab Bella the "red dot" laser to chase after.
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2 Responses to Flea Market Tool Finds-Something I’ve never seen-13-01-27

  1. Roy says:

    I believe the brace bit extensions were used by electricians for running wires

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