|Project by Todd Swartwood||posted 01-11-2015 12:32 AM||1051 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I decided to make a screwdriver that fits my hand and looks like it belongs to a woodworker. I took a 6 way
screwdriver I had with a florescent pink handle (I think had been given to me as a joke). I cut the handle
off of it and saved all the parts. I have a bunch of 4’ – 6’ pieces of 8/4 Mahogany, I found an end with a flaw
about 12” from and end. I cut off the 12” piece and ripped it to 2” square. I turned 2 similar handles with 1 end
turned down with a 3/4” tenon. I inserted the drill chuck in the tailstock, first drilling a 3/8” hole 5” deep.
I then drilled a hole for the screwdriver collet to be pressed into place with my vise. Before removing the handles
I applied 2 coats of oil finish.
I am pretty pleased with the way the screwdriver turned out and will order some kits to make more. I believe
they would make nice gifts and are quite easy to make.
-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)