A while back I came across a discussion of favoured braces, and one chap voted for a make that eludes my memory, but rather than the familiar hardwood handle on the crank, instead favoured the bulge-in-the-metal variety. Like this one on the wagon builder's brace I picked up a while back:
Yes, that bit furthest away from the camera. We'll call it an arty shot as opposed to a helpful one, 'kay?
Anyway, as I currently find the skin of my hand fusing to any metal handle I unwisely grasp, and the bones within freezing to so many shards of ice, I came to a rapid conclusion about this choice.
It may be a fortuitous location or just a really good heater, but this guy has a really well heated w'shop.
I don't. It's cold out there. That's why I'm in here.