Bit Braces

Bit Braces

Stanley Drills


Working with Hands - James E. Price

  Braces and Bits of Sweden and Norway 2 of 2  

This brace has a lateral latch that engages a notch, rather than a hole,
in the side of a flat-tanged bit.

This shows the other side of the brace with a retention notch in
the flat tang of the bit.

In the Scandinavian countries bits were kept with a brace on a unique
kind of spring ring. The bits in this photo have to be started in a shallow
hole created by a gouge. Otherwise they “walk”.

This is a detail of the spring ring on which bits are stored. There is tiny socket
forged on one end and a needle-like point on the other end. After all bits are
on a ring, the ends are pulled apart and the point inserted in the socket.

James E. Price
January, 2018

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