Using an old brace as a wrench?

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Hello all, I need to know if any company stills makes or just does make adapters with tapered squared shanks that fit in old braces, I wouldn't mind using my braces with sockets for lag bolts in woodworking, so I would need such an adapter... are there any such thing out there on the market? Is it a common part?
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Watch the wrap...
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p2300&cat=1,180,42337&ap=1
Michael Latcha - at home in Redford, MI

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Yeah that's cool, thanks. But if anyone else knows, I do want to know of any other resources, would be great too.
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There are _loads_ of six-sided adapters available, that would also work for this purpose. They're included with many nutdriver or socket sets, and you should have _no_ trouble finding one at any home center.
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http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p2300&cat=1,180,42337&ap=1
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Yes but this is regarding _4 sided_ adaptors.
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I can read, thank you. My point was that six-sided adaptors can be used as well, and they're easier to find.
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On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 11:08:36 GMT, "Michael Latcha"

COOL! I'm going to order D and E, even though they total more than I paid for my brace.. lol
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=========================Seems like a heck of a long time.... but It has been almost 10 years since I pulled my brace off the wall and USED it...
BUT I also restore cars as a hobby....
Why not just buy a speed wrench at your local auto parts store.... a Speed wrench looks just like a Brace.. so spotting one is not difficult...
Bob Griffiths
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On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 10:05:35 -0500, Bob G.

yeahbut... a brace is more "woodworker like" and ratchets.. *g*
(and I just bought one on Ebay, cuz my dad had one?)
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I have my grandfather's...
Patriarch, wanting some Jennings' pattern augers now...
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I just caught a Millers Falls 731 12", a bunch of auger bits and flat screwdriver bits for $11 on eBay... this brace is a REAL tool, man I swear...! It is really impressive, and I didn't have a realistic idea about them until I handled it.
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sigh... someone's got their dad's, someone's got thier granddads -- I've got mine....
On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 10:30:16 -0600, Patriarch

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damn, Jim... and I thought that I was old... lmao

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Jim K wrote:

I thought I had my Dad's, but Mom corrected me one time when I was visiting at home, it's her mothers, as is the set of Irwin augers in the wooden box with the $18.50 price on it. she got 10% off according to Mom though. I also have a few of my own, from Flea Markets here and there. Joe
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Cool! Pretty liberated lady for her time....
My dad had a sign shop and had several braces, which I had a chance to get when he died... out of 4 kids, nobody wanted them!
I wish like hell i would have taken them now, and the bits, etc., instead of getting nostalgic and buying a used one on Ebay this year..
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Jim K wrote:

sigh is right. I've got someone's Dad's Bell System brace.
meep-meep, vvvvvvvrrrrrrrroooooooommmmmmm...
UA100, who will on occasion chuck a flat blade in it to pry open the crack of dawn...
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Um. I think I speak for at least one of us when I say: "What?!?!?!?"
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No, you don't.
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Google the words Bell System Brace or Bell System (insert name of almost any hand tool here).
'Twas a time when you needed to work for the company to have one of these and then came many retirements (and good old 'Merican pilfering of course).
sigh...
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or "who"... I was wondering who Dawn was... *g*
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