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Vintage Split-Nut Driver - Well kind of :o)

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Blog entry by Brit posted 08-07-2011 06:01 PM 3273 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Busy, busy, can’t stop!

Saw this (no pun intended) on eBay…

...and thought of this.

Hacksaw, files and P600 wrapped around a dowel.

Perfect fit. No more mullered split-nuts.

Miss ya, luv ya, cant stop!

P.S – Don’t file while drinking, especially if its your 5th one. I’m a bad woodworker!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.



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Don W

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 07:01 PM

Don’t chisel either. I’ve got a band aid on the palm of my hand to prove it. I made one of those drivers out of a spade bit. If it was anywhere as pretty as yours, I’d post a picture, but its not, so i won’t. Pretty nice and it matches that beautiful saw.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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WayneC

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#2 posted 08-07-2011 07:21 PM

Very nice, I just bought a hex insert version from Tools for Working wood. I like your’s much better.

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=toolshop&Product_Code=GT-SNSD&Category_Code=TI

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Brit

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#3 posted 08-07-2011 07:27 PM

Ouch Don! Chisels make a mess of flesh. Don’t ask me how I know.

This was my ‘that will do for now one’. Recently, I’ve been thinking about building a saw till and I want it to house my saw sharpening stuff also and this old screwdriver just wasn’t going to look good enough alongside all my nice saws. Also, it was too long. You need to get in close to avoid camming out of the slot.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Brit

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#4 posted 08-07-2011 07:31 PM

Wayne – If you turned a nice handle with a brass ferrule and epoxied the TFWW driver into it, it would look the business.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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WayneC

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#5 posted 08-07-2011 08:07 PM

I would think so. Or I could make something simliar to what you made. That or go with a LN driver when I get serious about saws… LOL… Too many choices.


http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?sku=SCR

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneC

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#6 posted 08-07-2011 08:10 PM

Oh, one more idea would be to get a Home Depot hex driver and turn a cabinet style handle for it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Brit

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#7 posted 08-07-2011 08:52 PM

Or you could buy this from LN and use it for other bits as well as your TFWW driver.

Mind you, you’ve probably already got all those bits and IMHO, $60 is a bit steep. You could just buy a holder and make your own handle. Something like these:

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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WayneC

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#8 posted 08-07-2011 09:05 PM

I’ve actually seen people take a plastic handled driver, knock the handle off and turn a nice handle. It would come out similar to the LN driver in style. The brass ferrel is a nice touch. From a bit perspective, I’ looking for a small sweep (6”) brace to use as a driver similar to one I saw in one of your posts a while back. The two could share bits and find a home in the tool cabinet.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Brit

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#9 posted 08-07-2011 09:24 PM

I was wondering if you’d found a small brace yet. I don’t want to rub it in, but I have just bought another three braces. Two 8” sweeps and a gorgeous 6” sweep, which I spent the day cleaning yesterday. Then I rubbed the wood down and so far I’ve got two coats of BLO on it. It will probably need another 3 coats, but that will have to wait until Friday as I’m off to Denmark again in the morning. Here’s a preview:

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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WayneC

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#10 posted 08-07-2011 09:33 PM

I saw the exact model of 6” brace on the UK ebay a week or two ago and decidied I did not want to pay the buy it now price and high shipping/handeling. My main issue is with the broken leg, I not able to get out to the local flea markets. There are a couple of them in the area that have lots of braces. I’ve checked a few antique stores, but not run across one yet. I also saw a US military ordinance version on ebay that was priced pretty high $60. I liked the looks of it but think I can get one for a much better price.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Brit

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#11 posted 08-07-2011 10:41 PM

$60 is too high. It would have to be in near perfect condition for me to consider paying that. I’ll let you know if I see a good one Wayne. I don’t need any more now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Napoleon

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#12 posted 08-07-2011 10:57 PM

Brit what a wonderfull saw, were is it from ? and a nice thing from ebay :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Brit

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#13 posted 08-07-2011 11:05 PM

Napolean – Thanks. I got it one Christmas from Tools for Working Wood in the US.

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=toolshop&Product_Code=GT-DSAW9.XX&Category_Code=TS

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Napoleon

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#14 posted 08-07-2011 11:10 PM

Whoever give you that nice saw can be on my list for trading christmasgifts :D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 08-08-2011 01:17 AM

well done Britt :-)
I just sneak a 6inch out of UK for 5.50£….. ain´t so bad

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and a vey nice rusty fretsaw too

enjoy your week in DK :-)

Dennis

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