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Plane Cap Screw Screwdrivers

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Project by TrBlu posted 03-29-2015 11:10 PM 872 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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





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#1 posted 04-16-2015 04:32 AM

Pretty cool and fancy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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