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Project by Combo Prof posted 06-03-2016 12:48 AM 1464 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the drivers I made for LJ HokieKen as my entry in the 2016 shop made screwdriver swap.

  1. Box top and bottom are matched birds-eye maple.
  2. Box edge showing walnut splines.
  3. Interior, screwdrivers, and walnut tool rest.
  4. Screwdrivers, Grace driver shanks, Ash handles, copper ferules.
  5. Tool rest can be removed, in case the box is to be used for something else.
  6. Empty box.

The birds-eye was given to me a neighbor. I re-sawed it to 3/16 inches thick for the top and bottom and 1/2” for the box sides. The ash in the screwdrivers was left over from my workbench build and I don’t recall where the walnut came from. The copper ferules are from plumbing parts and I felt they were required, because I live in “copper country”. This is my first installation of a piano hinge. I used a type 2 Stanley 71 to mortise in the hinge. It is also my first installation of rare earth magnets to make a magnetic catch (LJ Boxguy’s suggestion.) The finish on the Ash handles and box is 3 coats of BlO/Mineral sprits followed by 3 coats of tru-oil (LJ DonW’s suggestion). The Screwdriver handles start out as 1 by 2 by 3 inch blanks. The are are first drilled using a Stanley 59 to ensure the drilled holes are straight. The tenon for the ferule is then cut with a tenon saw and shaped with a gouge. Then they are pre-shaped with coping saw, rasps and file. Finally installing a hanger bolt as an arbor they were drill press turned and sand paper shaped to final form. (I now have restored a lathe to working order, but I did not have one working at the time.)

I learned a lot from this swap and was very happy to participate.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 06-03-2016 12:51 AM

Now this is a beautiful set. Love the box. I remember it did some traveling also! :)

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

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Combo Prof

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#2 posted 06-03-2016 12:53 AM



Now this is a beautiful set. Love the box. I remember it did some traveling also! :)

- jeffswildwood

Sorry it deviated a little out of your reach, but I think Kenny is happy.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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Brit

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#3 posted 06-03-2016 12:57 AM

Awesome Don. Great drivers and very nicely presented too.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 06-03-2016 12:58 AM

Thanks Brit.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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Brit

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#5 posted 06-03-2016 01:03 AM

Huh? Kev? What Kev Don?

Seriously though, sorry about that Don. It’s late here and I’m tired, but I’m having trouble sleeping. I typed Kev instead of Don, but corrected it straight after posting it.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 06-03-2016 02:07 AM

Now this is a beautiful set. Love the box. I remember it did some traveling also! :)

- jeffswildwood

Sorry it deviated a little out of your reach, but I think Kenny is happy.

- Combo Prof

Damn right he is! :-). Sorry they missed you Jeff but sure am glad they landed a lttle east of you on my stoop!

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

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#7 posted 06-03-2016 02:50 AM

Top notch work,Don

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

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 06-03-2016 04:36 AM

Don, this is beautiful work. I like the box that comes with it. Thanks for the shout out in the article. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 06-03-2016 05:14 AM

I have NEVER had a matched set of screwdrivers so I must say I am impressed not only that they do match but they have their own case!
Really nice work Don.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Rick_M

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#10 posted 06-03-2016 05:20 AM

They look great from what I can see, the pictures are tiny on my screen. Maybe the forum picture bug got your project? In any case, great job!

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 06-03-2016 09:56 AM



They look great from what I can see, the pictures are tiny on my screen. Maybe the forum picture bug got your project? In any case, great job!

- Rick M.

The “forum picture bug” did get them. They are bigger if you click on them individually without first using the zoom picture button. How can I fix it?

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#12 posted 06-03-2016 11:35 AM

Top ‘o the line boxed set, Don!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 06-03-2016 02:48 PM

Beautiful work Don! I wished the zoom worked so I could admire them more.

Nice proportions and style.

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Combo Prof

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#14 posted 06-04-2016 02:17 AM

Thanks everyone for all the kind words.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#15 posted 06-08-2016 04:53 PM

Great set Don. Love the handle design! Very cool box design too!

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