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New Microfold Brake by Lee Marshall


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New Microfold Brake by Lee Marshall, Engineer Extraordinaire

Hey everybody, I just received an advance copy of Lee Marshall’s new
and improved (sorry to have to use such an over-used phrase—it’s
true, though!) Microfold Brake.

Having just gotten home last night from teaching for the Florida
Society of Goldsmiths at New Smyrna Beach (great people, great
place!) I have only had a chance to run a few samples, but so far, my
opinion is:

IT ROCKS!

  • One end removes easily so that a tube can be corrugated.
  • It can be mounted temporarily in a vise, as before, but now has
    two further alternatives: it can be bolted or c-clamped to the work
    surface
  • The rollers are hardened, improving durability.
  • New knobs are larger and easier to use.

Check it out in Tucson at Rio Grande’s Catalog in Motion. (I won’t
be there this year. Hopefully next year…)

Cynthia Eid
http://www.cynthiaeid.com