Vintage tools - brace T2489 EB #123:
Up for sale is a rare & EARLY Craftsman Made CHAIR MAKERS Bitstock Spoon Bit HAND BRACE with a 9" sweep.
This looks to be a very early Continental tool, fashioned out of elm, the hand forged spoon bit is not removable- an 18th century joiners workshop would have had a large selection of various sizes of this style of brace.
Spoon bits can drill at nearly any angle, plus there is no lead spur to break through when drilling say chair spindle sockets.
Weight - 440g
The ruler in the photos is for measurements only, not for sale.
This brace is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age and use, about 3-4 worm holes, it's a gorgeous & early piece, an authentic example of an 18th Century chair makers brace.
Please check the photos as they are part of the description.
All of our items are genuine vintage - that means they have been used, and have the normal wear and tear associated with a genuine vintage item. Please check all photos carefully as the photos form a large part of the condition description, and ask any questions you may have prior to your purchase.