8 inch Brace Rehab – E. Sarjeant tools continued

In Ernest’s set of tools there was sweet 8″ brace that needed a little TLC.

First I had to figure out how to get the ratchet apart so I could get the gunck out and grease the parts for good working.  Wiktor Kuc helped me figure out that I need to tap the pin out in between the ratchet teeth.  Once I did that, I could go into the mechanism, clean it out and pack it with grease.

After some scrubbing, look what I found.

Then I took the upper part of the brace to the wire brush wheel the grinder, removed the crud and cleaned it up after with some metal polish.  

I also sanded the wooden handle which lightened it up significantly.  I left the pad alone so the contrast looked kinda silly.  I mixed up some boil linseed oil and some black dye.  And this is how it turned out.

Here is the metal polish I used:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=67014&cat=1,43415,43439,67014

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