New handle on an antique screwdriver.

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 10-11-2008 11:00 PM 3223 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

rikkor just posted some nice screwdrivers today.

I was out in my shop, & opened my screwdriver drawer, & this old screwdriver was looking right at me.

I made this new handle a few years ago.

This was an old screwdriver of my Dad’s, & it has to be way past 80 years old.

The handle was all beat up, & split.

I think I’m to blame for the condition of it while being a kid.

This new handle is made of Apple wood, one of my favorite turning woods.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 10-11-2008 11:10 PM

Great restoration Dick. It has that brand new look.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 10-11-2008 11:56 PM

Nice job sure looks great. I didn’t even know one could use apple wood if you mean the wood from an apple; that in itself would be neat. I really love the color.


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#3 posted 10-12-2008 12:12 AM

Great job : ) Is this the shape of the original handle or your own style ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 10-12-2008 12:12 AM

Great Dick. Another hidden project. You seem to have a lot of them buried at your place.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 10-12-2008 03:14 AM

Very nice work Dick. The screwdriver looks like it has been treated well since the new handle has been applied. You know that between you and Rikkor, everyone is now looking at their old screwdrivers and wondering what they could become?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 10-12-2008 04:07 AM

I re-handle vintage hand tools in a rustic fashion with bark-on hickory twigs, fancy roots and found objects.
I’ll post some pictures when I get time.

-- 温故知新

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#7 posted 10-12-2008 04:17 AM

Thanks Grumpy.

Diane, I’m always watching when someone cuts down an Apple tree.

Dusty56, The old handle was octagonal if I remember right.

Karson, There’s no end to my projects yet.

Thanks Brian.

I’ll be looking Randy.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 10-12-2008 10:08 AM

Nice work Dick, very nice.

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#9 posted 10-12-2008 11:02 AM

Dick you must be happy to use the screwdriver, the handle of which you had spoiled in your childhood. I hope the history does not repeat. Yoy have made a very nice handle and as brianinpa says I will also search my tool chest for for old screwdrivers.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 10-14-2008 08:29 PM

Sorry I missed this when you posted it Dick. I remember all those handles you made for your lathe chisles, great job on those too. I like this it’s gonna last a long time.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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