|Project by TrBlu||posted 03-29-2015 11:10 PM||872 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
I have been wanting to make one of these for some time. When I pulled everything together to make one, I realized I could easily make two. So, here are my two versions of a Plan Cap Screw Screwdriver.
These tools were made from things I had laying around the shop. The blades are cut from an old 3/4” spade bit. The ferrules are from 3/4” copper pile.
The handles are turned from Hard Maple, with some nice figure. The maple had a hidden void that was exposed when turning, so I filled it with thin CA. You can see the fill in pics 2 and 5.
Pic #1 – Picture of the two brothers.
Pic #2 & 3 – “Hooded” version
Pic #4 – “Open” version
Pic #5 – As with most of the projects I counter sunk a current year penny in each to note the year made.
Pic #6 – I used a Dremel to cut the spade bit for the two blades, then a belt sander to remove the burrs and thin the tips to snuggly fit the screw slots.
These were fun. I wish I had made them sooner. They would have been handy refurbing my first planes.
I took a lot of in-process pictures with the first one. I may use them for a blog post later.
-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim