1700’s Marples Brace and Center bits

Hello fine folks,

I would like t show my latest tool acquisition. I saw this set of center bits with a few othe very old bits and just had to have it.

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Now they were in fair condition when I got them. But because of the humidity where I live I wanted to coat them with my metal polish and rust preventive I use on all my metal tools.
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I have also reached 3,000 subscribers and 400,000 views on my youtube channel. THANK U SO MUCH! You are the reason I do this.
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I would also like to give a large shout out to Sneelock for all the plugs he has been doing for me. Thank you my friend.
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There are nosing bits, coachman’s bits, counter sinks and a large set of turn screws in this lot.
Sorry for being short and sweet.

Oh I have to shout out to my two nieces Sara and Morgan for giving my little shop a visit.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

14 Responses to 1700’s Marples Brace and Center bits

  1. Ted says:

    Hi Dave! Nice find on the center bits. I never heard of them till now. Sorry the wife is not feeling well and hope she gets better soon. Also sorry I’m not around much these days, as I’ve been working on a project to the point of obsessive compulsive disorder, and really hard to pull away from it. Take care! 🙂

  2. DIYaholic says:

    Good to see you…. doing what you love.
    The brace and bits are now in good, err great hands.

    I can only hope that things improve for Betty!!!

    • David Bardin says:

      Randy my yankee brother.
      I think so to. I was in love with it when I saw it. I got it from a collector of medical, carpentry and scientific equipment out of Pennsylvania. Man that dude had some cool looking microscopes.

  3. Joe Lyddon says:

    Hi Dave…

    Nice gloat on your Brace and bits.

    Prayers have been sent for you and your wife… may God Bless and Keep you!

    Thank you!


  4. JL7 says:

    Red Oak! Famous first words! That brace and bits is bad to the bone……nice work on the cleanup…..and once again, I’m in the dark, what is hide glue doing? Is for rust prevention?

    Best wishes for you and Betty…


    • David Bardin says:

      The hide glue pot gets to 145 degrees and its a perfect wax melter. I filled it halfway with water and it keeps the wax at just the right temperature. Just using it for another task other than melting glue.
      Thank you Jeff!

  5. lightcs says:

    This is why I subscribe to your site. I love the old tools (I’m even considering selling the table saw as it gets so little use). You have a great new addition.

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you lightcs!
      There are three main electric tools I use. Band saw, table saw and drill press. They are all cheep tools. I use them for the heavy work then break out the hand tools for the enjoyment of using them. I have router tables, scroll saws and many others that are dust collectors.
      Thank you for your comment and time.

  6. Thank you for the shout out and link Dave.
    I’ve been having a lot of fun going through your videos.
    Doing the When Friends Come To Visit videos has been a great experience.
    Give my best to your wife.

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