|3. Archie England's Bell Systems Brace.|
Above, second from right: I used the four-jaw chuck (stiffer than a three-jaw) because the slug was too large to fit my Jacobs Rubber-Flex collet chuck.
Not shown: I parted the budding ratchet cover from the second slug with a cut-off tool ... very carefully. Far right: I cut circumferential grooves to complement the chased lengthwise grooves.
The new ratchet cover is Type 303 stainless steel, whose color isn't far from the chrome-plated Stanley brace's, and it won't rust. The gauge slug also facilitated facing off the ratchet cover.