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Project by fatandy2003 posted 06-01-2016 09:47 PM 1176 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the set I made for the screwdriver swap.

I don’t have a lathe or drill press, so I was nervous to make a full set of drivers because I did not think I could keep the handles uniform. So, I got some inspiration from Derek Cohen and made a bit brace for drilling pilot holes and a 6-in-1 driver.

The brace has a 1/4” hex shank quick change adapter to go with a set of small drill bits for pilot holes. The wood is a mystery wood. The sign at the Italian lumberyard said “mogano” which translated is mahogany. However, this wood is WAY more dense, hard and silica filled than mahogany. I think it is in the same family as ovangkol, but I an not sure… The knob is manzanita burl.

The driver is the same combo of wood and has 6 options (2 Philips, 2 flat, and 2 hex drivers).

Finally, the display is cherry.

Thanks for looking.

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine





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#1 posted 06-01-2016 09:52 PM

Crazy creative, Andy. Does the knob rotate?

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

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 10:11 PM

Yep, rotates just like a bit brace. Took a few trial and error attempts to get a working/rotating knob.

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 10:15 PM

Beautiful work Andy and the display gives it a home of its’ own. Great job Andy!

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 10:22 PM



Yep, rotates just like a bit brace. Took a few trial and error attempts to get a working/rotating knob.

- fatandy2003

Do you mind sharing your secret sauce? Did you use some sort of bearing? I’m intrigued and impressed. If you would rather not share I understand.

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

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 10:35 PM

This is very well made. Even breadboard ends on the stand, impressive. Is that a dovetail joining the pieces for the brace? Where did you get the hex shank quick change adapter?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 06-02-2016 01:13 AM

I like the dovetail detail to hold it together.
Looks great, shows great craftsmanship.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 06-02-2016 01:24 AM

Allen, yes I dovetailed each section of the brace at 15 degrees and then glued cherry veneer inside the dovetail to give it some pop. I got the quick change at Lowes (Kobalt set).

Todd, I wish I had taken pictures of the knob setup. My prototype has a brass bearing sleeve, but I had trouble with oscillation of the knob. The I was at work putting in a hydraulic hose when I fell into some inspiration… The turning mechanism is just a hydraulic hose barb fitting like this: https://www.zoro.com/value-brand-hose-fitting-34-in-id-1-116-12-uns-4tt20/i/G0847147/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwj7q6BRDcxfG4pNTQ2NoBEiQAzUpuWwMNrNvYSEDNEvtmLYz21H2ZPPVIhDbVog83O0LC8AUaAgBF8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Here is a crude drawing of the cross section of the fully assembled knob. It took quit a few steps taken in the right order to get it fully assembled. I used 2 part epoxy to hold it all together. BUT, DO NOT get any in the fitting or it will not turn…

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#9 posted 06-02-2016 11:40 AM

You never cease to amaze, Andy. The brace is a thing of beauty, the cherry veneer in the dovetails is the cherry on the sundae! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 06-02-2016 12:43 PM

That is great! Nice joint on the brace.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#12 posted 06-02-2016 02:13 PM

Thanks for the explanation. Super clever.

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

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#13 posted 06-02-2016 02:23 PM

Nice set, you realy put effort on it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-02-2016 03:16 PM

That brace is truly an inspiration and spellbinding to look at. Good job Andy!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#15 posted 06-02-2016 08:15 PM

I’m with everybody else Andy, that brace is phenomenal! You definitely stole the show in this swap IMHO – and that was no small feat given the quality of work that was produced by everyone else. Great creativity and craftsmanship.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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