|Project by ToddJB||posted 06-02-2016 05:34 PM||1089 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
Here is my submission for the Screwdriver Swap we just finished up. I made a set of 3 old timey turnscrews.
The materials used:
Handles are East Indian Rosewood
Ferrules started out as 1/4” brass flare nuts
Blades are 3/32nd O1 tool steel.
This was my first go a making screwdriver blades and any sort of heat treating. You can see my humble set up the last pic. In the 5th pic you can see the process of construction.
The blades were burned into the wood. I drilled a 3/32nd hole as centered as I could to help guide the blade as it was scorching its way through the wood. A stinky process with oily rosewood.
The finish was just buffed and waxed.
These are far from perfect. I have many nit-picky things that I wish would have come out better, but I am pretty pleased over all with the result.
These have found there way LJ Mos, our super moderator for the swap, I hope he gets a life time of use out of them. And as with all of my tools he knows he has a lifetime guarantee. I offer that not because I’m confident these tools will never break, but because I really have no idea what I’m doing and winging it along the way.
In return I received a this super fine set of drivers from LJ HokieKen, as well as a bonus item knock out bar for my lathe. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/249954
These swaps are a great time and an awesome learning experience. If you have not taken part yet, do it!
Thanks for looking.
-- I came - I sawed - I over-built