Tag Archives: hand brace

Restoring a Skinner 6” Brace

Having finished the rehab of the 10” Skinner brace, and practicing my restoration techniques on an 8” brace, it was time to move on to restoring my “new” 6” Skinner beauty. Rather than bore you with repetitive details that you … Continue reading

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Brace yourself: the nuanced differences between restoration and rehabbing

Andy, a prolific contributor to Lumberjocks.com, posted a comprehensive blog series about hand braces.  He started his superb tutorial by restoring a hand drill. And his subject was an 8″ Skinner brace that he dubbed “Rusty”. A few things immediately … Continue reading

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