Antique Hand Drill

An antique hand drill, more properly called a brace and bit in working condition is a wonderful find. Nothing like a modern drill, they typically drill holes from one-half to one inch in diameter. These drills were used mostly to drill holes in what we would call “country style” furniture, to install the back rail and legs to the seat part of a chair.

For larger applications, the same tool would be used in anything from rustic tables to wagons to barns for drilling the holes for pegged construction. In this type of construction, a peg would be driven through the drilled hole to hold the piece together. Friction held the peg in place.

A good antique hand drill will still function to perform the same job today. The bits, which are from six to 12 inches in length, have a tapered square end to fit into the drill.

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Antique Millers Falls Hand Drill Ratchet Bit Brace RARE TOOL Vtg Paper Label
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Antique Craftsman Hand Drill Egg Beater crank Style wooden handle red w brace
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Lot of 5 Vintage Antique Hand Drill Bit Braces Wood Handles Dunlop 13
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RARE Antique Hand Breast Drill w Shoulder Brace Made in the USA
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Millers Falls Antique No1 Rotary Hand Drill Egg Beater Style 13 with 10 Bits
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Antique Henry Wilson Sons No5 Eggbeater Hand Drill Boston Mass Pipe Handle
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Antique Vintage Millers Falls Co Hand Crank Hand Drill Egg Beater Drill No 2
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Antique Farm Tool Barn BEAM 17 AUGER 1 BIT HAND DRILL + Primitive HANDLE
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Antique Hand Drill BIT BRACE Good Condition Signed VICTOR No 966 8 Inch
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PSW No 1002 10 Ratcheting Bit Brace Antique Vintage Hand Tool Good Condition
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