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Specialty Drivers - split nut and plane

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Project by ToddJB posted 03-14-2015 01:16 AM 2554 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m playing swapsies with fellow LJ chrisstef. He found something very appealing to me at an antique store awhile back and we struck a deal. So I present to ya’ll a split nut driver for saw nuts and plane screw driver for the screws that attach the chip breaker to the blade. Both used cut up speed bore bits, plumbing fittings for the ferrules, and walnut handles. The plane driver is a claro walnut, and the split nut driver is a crotch walnut that LJ BigRedKnothead gifted me. I am really surprised at the color and figure difference. Red’s crotch has a wonderful figure that stands out beautifully ;) But the claro is a little muddied. Both were finished with Danish oil and Howard’s feed n wax.

Fun little project that I will be making another set for myself.

Thanks for looking.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built





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August McCormick Lehman III

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#1 posted 03-14-2015 01:22 AM

Very nice Todd
I need to learn how to make those
Nice job bud

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#2 posted 03-14-2015 02:07 AM

Beauty! Speed bore bit – der duh. Gonna make me a plane screwdriver, I’ve been disappointed with every normal screwdriver I’ve used on them.

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#3 posted 03-14-2015 02:28 AM

Red’s crotch as a wonderful figure that stands out beautifully ;)

Nice work Todd…Nice compliment for Red too…LOL

-- Putty

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#4 posted 03-14-2015 02:45 AM

A tool for Stef’s nuts involving Red’s crotch…...there is a good joke here somewhere…..

They look really nice Todd!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#5 posted 03-14-2015 03:53 AM

AwesomeTodd! Need to get that latge of mine fired up and turn some thing like this!! Beautiful work!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#6 posted 03-14-2015 04:57 AM



A tool for Stef s nuts involving Red s crotch…...there is a good joke here somewhere…..

They look really nice Todd!

- LukieB


Interesting..

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#7 posted 03-14-2015 05:01 AM

Thanks guys. Lathin’ provides faster gratification than a lot of other woodworking for me, so I’ve been spending quite a few hours there as of late.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#8 posted 03-14-2015 08:10 AM

Wonderful tools you made there Todd.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#9 posted 03-14-2015 09:34 AM

Good work Todd. Your in and out radii transitions look really good. I seem to loose my diameters a lot by the time it get them close. Thanks for the bore bit idea, I’ve been trying to figure out what to use while undressing the one at lee valley. Stef will get a lot of use from those I’m sure.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#10 posted 03-14-2015 12:17 PM

Really beautiful, I need ones like yours. Thnaks for sharing.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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#11 posted 03-14-2015 12:17 PM

Nicely done Todd.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#12 posted 03-14-2015 12:21 PM

Very happy to be on the recieving end of this swappy swap. Buttery smooth finish on some outstanding walnut pieces. Ill be putting them both into the front of the rotation immediately.

I love the stamped initials.

Linked together … Forever. Sniffle.

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#13 posted 03-14-2015 01:28 PM

Beautiful set, that’s going to be a face with a smile each time Smitty reach for those.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 03-14-2015 01:54 PM

Nobobody’s crotch is a colorful and flaired as Red’s!

Again, with the superlative work, Todd!

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#15 posted 03-14-2015 02:06 PM

Great set, man.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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