|Project by 7Footer||posted 06-07-2016 01:11 AM||1385 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
Here is my entry for the screwdriver swap. They were sent to Babieca
The combo driver is a Stanley, the handle is made out of Pacific Yew. The split but driver is made out of osage orange. The box is black locust milled from some timberland a co-worker of mine owns. The finishes are mostly all the famous Shampeon Sauce (a shellac/dna/blo mix) and a homemade wax mix, with the addition of some dark danish on the split nut, I wanted to try and darken it to make it look vintage-ish. Pic 6 shows the bonus items, there is a small piece of madrone burl and piece of yew with the emerald pigmented epoxy for a turning blank.
This project was tough! I made several prototypes, wasn’t crazy about any of them, then figured out I really liked the flattened sides and the grip it gives. But I really struggled getting the hole drilled straight. I learned a lot though and it was fun!
The box was a bit of an experiment, I routed little grooves in the top and bottom, and filled the top with epoxy and glow in the dark powder, and the bottom is filled with epoxy and a emerald pigment.
I had a whole bunch of plans to add ink transfers to all the bits and socket sizes, but I simply ran out of time and was in a rush to get the finish on.
other prototype handles I didnt use
The to-be split nut
Split nut handle
Also made a quick little video from the day I turned the split nut and did a bunch of work on the box.