|Project by ToddJB||posted 05-19-2016 04:19 PM||1426 views||4 times favorited||39 comments|
Gang, this project was serendipitous. I had signed up for the LJ Screwdriver swap right around the same time my wife told me we were going to be having a retirement party for my Father-in-law. He is a fellow woodworker, focusing mostly on pen turning. I thought this would be a great project to honor him and his years of labor.
Through the swap, we were able to get connected with Dan from Grace Tools who graciously sold us sets of his screwdriver shanks. Though I knew I was not going to use his shanks for my swap item (which is still a secret), I knew this was an opportunity that would be silly to pass up, so I bought a few sets.
Here’s how they turned out.
I used East Indian Rosewood for the handles. I turned down brass flare nuts for the ferrules.
The rack is made from padauk and is joined via a sliding dovetail. Finished with just wax.
1- finished in rack
2- ” profile
3- freshly polished and waxed
4- solo close up
5- the sqaure shankes required filing the ferrules square
6- starting materials.
Again, to my fellow swappers this is NOT my swap item, nor is it a reflection of what my swap item will be – I kept a few tricks up my sleeve for that.
Thanks for checking them out.
-- I came - I sawed - I over-built