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