This is a fully functional beech brace with brass plating and a mahogany pad. The push-button chuck is fully functional (though you will probably have to file modern augers a bit to fit). The pad is fairly tight considering its age. The only mark on the brace is on the beech frame where it has an owner’s stamp: W. Tank.
The only apology for this tool is that one of the screws on the plating is missing and the plating has been pushed up a bit at that end. This is cosmetic.
I purchased this brace several years ago at an Amish auction to use it for some photography in “The Art of Joinery.”
Price: SOLD: $100 plus $8 domestic shipping.
About Tool Sales on My Blog
Please read this if you are interested in buying a tool. Why am I selling these tools? Read this entry before you freak out. There is no “master list” of tools that I can send you. I am working through several piles of tools and will list them when I can.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.