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Project by AgentTwitch posted 06-04-2016 05:22 PM 1611 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the screw driver set that I made for BMWaits as part of the Screwdriver Swap . These communities swaps continue to be one of my favorite things to participate in and we had great turn out. Thanks Mosquito for all of your hard work and swap organizational skills and a special thanks to waho6o9 for working with Grace USA to put together a group buy of the amazing quality screw shanks.

The screw drivers are made of maple that were turned on my little Rikon midi lathe. The handles were pre-drilled (slightly undersized) to accept the shanks, which were heated and burnt into the handle for a nice secure fit. The finish is several layers of tinted shellac using Transtint Red Mahogany and Brown Walnut. The last coats are Minwax Antique Oil that were buffed out to a shine.

I hope that Grace will offer shanks and ferrules to wood turners in the future. Their products are top notch!

-- Regards, Norm





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 06-04-2016 05:24 PM

These turned out great. Love the shape and color.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 06-04-2016 06:13 PM

You did a real fine job on the set Norm, congratulations!

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#3 posted 06-04-2016 07:54 PM

Masterful job, Norm.

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

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#4 posted 06-04-2016 10:59 PM

Now that is a beautiful set!

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

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AgentTwitch

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#5 posted 06-04-2016 11:14 PM

Thanks, gents. No pun intended on the “turned” out comment, right Allen?

-- Regards, Norm

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Woodknack

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#6 posted 06-04-2016 11:44 PM

Excellent!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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woodcox

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#7 posted 06-05-2016 01:38 PM

Nice work Norm. That is my favorite handle pattern.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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AgentTwitch

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#8 posted 06-05-2016 01:52 PM

Thanks Rick and Woodcox!

-- Regards, Norm

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putty

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#9 posted 06-05-2016 04:53 PM

Classy set, great job! I wasn’t part of the swap, but I bought a couple of sets of the grace shafts. I will pattern mine after these. Only thing I may do different is use one type of wood for the straight blades and another for the phillips.

-- Putty

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Alan72

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#10 posted 06-05-2016 05:37 PM

super nice,Great job. I wish I could learn how to use my lathe that well.

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AgentTwitch

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#11 posted 06-05-2016 10:09 PM

Thanks Alan and Putty, the contasting woods is a great I dea.

-- Regards, Norm

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#12 posted 06-07-2016 03:32 AM

Absolutely stunning!

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#13 posted 06-07-2016 11:24 AM

Beautiful set, Norm. Well matched, not an easy task.

-- God bless, Candy

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