|Project by bobasaurus||posted 06-01-2016 10:20 PM||1235 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
I’m just starting to learn some blacksmithing as a side hobby, so I hand forged this “perfect handle” style screwdriver for the 2016 screwdriver swap and sent it out to my new friend Andy / fatandy2003 . The scales are dyed maple burl, glued with CA glue and pinned with brass rod. The steel started as 3/4” diameter O1 drill rod. There are still a few rough marks from forging that I couldn’t fully grind out, but it should be a solid user. I tried etching my logo onto the blade but failed, so I sanded it back some and etched my initials over it… it’s still a little odd looking. The tip is hollow ground on my belt sander to fit a 1/4” shank screw’s slot size. Finished with BLO and renaissance wax.
I also made a bonus bit driver for hex screw driving bits. Walnut handle, brass ferrule from a plumbing fitting, finished with shellac and renaissance wax.
Here is a photo from forging the driver:
And heat treatment:
In return, Chris / clieb91 made me this beautiful B&W ebony pen-style screwdriver with other attachments available (pen, hobby knife, awl, and maybe tweezers?):
He also made a sweet 4-in-1 screwdriver with my logo perfectly transferred onto it:
Finally, he sent me a mystery turning kit that I’m still unsure what it produces. I’ll have to contact Chris for more info.
Thanks a lot for making my drivers, Chris. They are beautiful and will be very useful.
-- Allen, Colorado