This shows a detail of the head. The square
peg captures the head that
has a groove around a cylindrical shaft that is integral with
This photo shows the pad inserted in the brace
and captured by a leaf spring.
The refitted thumb screw holds the bit in the chuck.
This shows the thumb screw in the iron chuck
retaining the bit.
Above the pad and in the square pad
tang hole is the iron mount for the spring. It is the
rectangular feature above the pad.
This shows some of the aesthetic detail carved
on the brace by its maker.
The head does not have a pivot dowel coming
through it. The dowel was
turned as a projection of the head and goes in a hole, captured
there with a square peg.
This is the iron chuck on a wooden pad.
Note the saw marks on the pad tang.
James E. Price