Category Archives: Brace

Rays of Old Tool Heaven

As I was slipping into a old tools slump, I began to wonder: “Is Southern California OT hell?”. The 100°+ heat last week certainly didn’t help. While our local tool meet yielded interesting specimens and many tools finding new homes, the wild was drying up—much like the shrubbery. Today was set apart. At 6:20a the […]

Servicing a No. 921 Brace Ratchet

One of my recent flea market finds, a Stanley No. 921 10in-Y brace, needed some fettling. The ratchet checked out fine before I bought it. So did the jaws, I love the expression on people’s faces when you take two whole minutes to unscrew the chuck, check the jaws and put it back. When I […]