Yankee trouble (bits and pieces…)
Or when you have to pay 45$ for to little, and are to stubborn to do so!
Yes I had the choice to pay 45$ including shipping for Europe, for a bitholder to my Yankees, or buy a set of different bits from england for 28 Pound – this was the closest to madness since I own several other more modern screwdrivers, but…
Yes I like old tools, and love to have a beautiful or special tool in my hands, and since I am the owner of tree Yankee screwdrivers that were only collecting dust, I decided to change this my self!
So a 4$ bitholder for the accumachine, and a little imagination:
Here you see the bitholder.
And here mounted in my drillpress.
The job now is to use a file, and a caliper¨until you have the dimension of the Yankee bits.
The bitholder after filing and sanding on the drillpress.
Next job is to make the little ‘saddlegrib’ in the buttom, and after a hack in the side.
(1 minute on the grinder, and 5 filing and sanding).
And here we are with the finished product app. 15 minutes later.
And now ready to hang on the toolwall with the other tools, now more usefull, and ready for the 21. century.
Perhaps you will also be interested in my wood bitbox, for a vintage multitool.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
Best of thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.