Screwdriver Swap 2016

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Project by clieb91 posted 06-02-2016 01:24 AM 1037 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a great time being involved in the latest LumberJocks swap. This time around the theme was a screwdriver. As you can see from the main picture my recipient was Bobasuarus. I turned a handle for a combination screwdriver kit. Using my poor mans engraving technique I was able to add his logo which was in his profile. The additional item was a multitool that holds a few different bits, an exacto blade, pen and pair of tweezers.
I included a kit for turning the microdriver key ring (a version I turned is in the pics) along with some wood.

In return I received and awesome reclaimed blade flat screwdriver from Rick M. shown here…

I am certainly looking forward to getting involved in the next swap. They are a fun way to expand skills. Thanks to Mosquito for setting this one up.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 06-02-2016 02:29 AM

Nice job turning. Beautifully done. Great engraving job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 06-02-2016 03:21 AM

Way too nice to USE!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 06-02-2016 03:35 AM

Fascinating work clieb91, the multi tool grain sure blends in well with

the hardware.

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#4 posted 06-02-2016 04:14 AM

The combination drivers are among my favorites. I have one I found on the side of the road as a teen and still use it to this day.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 06-02-2016 06:57 AM

Chris, your screwdrivers are beautiful and I will use them a lot. Thanks for all your time and effort in making them. You went above and beyond with the extras, too.

How did you get such a nice finish on the pen-style one? I’ve never really managed a good shiny finish like that. Also, how do the tweezers fit in there?

So it’s a microdriver key ring! I was too dumb to figure that out on my own. I’ll have fun making it.

I would like to hear more about your “poor mans engraving technique” if you don’t mind sharing the details, it looks amazing and would be useful in the future.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 06-02-2016 12:23 PM

Wow, where did the kit come from for the multi tool, that is awesome

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#7 posted 06-02-2016 02:59 PM


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

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#8 posted 06-02-2016 08:19 PM

Great work Chris. Care to elaborate on your “poor man’s” engraving technique? – ‘cause that looks awesome!

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

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#9 posted 06-03-2016 12:42 AM

Beautiful job.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 06-03-2016 10:07 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments, I was not on the computer much yesterday so missed catching up. To answer a few of the questions.
The kit for the Pen Tool came from Craft Supplies. I and my daughter both love to make these kits as they are so useful.

@Bobasaurus- I am glad you like both tools. The tweezers are just an extra that is part of that kit they can be stored in either compartment. Not sure if you noticed that both halves have a compartment in them. just unscrew from the middle or the top. As to the finish I have started using Doctors Woodshop Pen Finish. It is very easy to use and shines up much better than some of the others I have tried. I believe I bought my last bottle at Woodcraft.

As to the “Poorman’s Engraving System” I did a blog a while back on the technique. You can find both of the parts here…

I love the technique and use it all of the time.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 06-06-2016 01:52 PM

Bad news my two leads Woodcraft and Craft Supplies USA both have emailed me back that they no longer carry those kits…bummer.

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#12 posted 06-06-2016 07:19 PM

Chris, thanks for the info. I just found the secret compartments yesterday, very nice. Your finishing job is great, I’ll look into that product.

Your transfer system looks useful, I’ll give it a read.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 06-09-2016 01:58 AM

@Notw- That sucks. I love those kits but it does look as if they are not currently available.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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