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    Matt McGrane

    Hello guys and gals. I’ve been with WWMasterclasses for a long time, but haven’t been on the forums for quite a while, so I don’t know the people here anymore. Recently at an auction I bought a box of tools that included three 10 inch braces, a 13/16″ auger bit and a hand drill (and a few other things). I blogged about it in December at the link below (I’d try to embed the link here, but don’t know if that’s working). I’m keeping one of the braces, but the others have to go. I’ve cleaned them up and lubed them and they work perfectly. The 13/16″ bit will go with one of them. And whoever wants the hand drill can have it – it has also been cleaned and works well. The tools are listed below.

    I need to limit this to the continental U.S. for shipping reasons. And if you’re local to the San Francisco Bay area, all the better – maybe we could avoid shipping. I’d really like these tools to go to someone who doesn’t already have similar tools, so please don’t reply if you are a collector or will just resell the tool. Let’s give a new woodworker a chance at some decent tools.

    If you’re interested, please contact me using the “contact me” gadget on my blog and we can then correspond using e-mail. I’ll ship them no charge to you. If you feel like compensating me for shipping costs, that’s fine; if not, that’s fine too.

    Stanley Defiance #1214 Hand Drill
    Stanley Handyman #H1250 10 inch sweep brace
    Dunlap 10 inch sweep brace
    W. A. Ives 13/16″ auger bit (I sharpened spurs and cutting edges as well as the lead screw)

    Blog link: https://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/2018/12/tool-gloat-sort-of.html

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    David B

    Nice gesture, Matt! Too bad I don’t live in the area (and seem to spend more time on my lathe these days because I’m so impatient about getting immediate creative gratification)…


    good onya, matt!

    Matt McGrane

    Turns out a neighbor is a beginner woodworker and so he’s now the proud new owner/caretaker of a brace, 13/16″ bit and a hand drill. I’ll look elsewhere to give away the other brace. Thanks everybody.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/


    Respect to you for being willing to help the newbies. Being a not-so-long hobbyist myself, startup costs can be daunting. Cool that you found a neighbor who’s interested!

    Ivan Jurman

    Tons of respect for this! Too bad I’m not in the US

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