|Project by HokieKen||posted 06-20-2016 10:52 AM||1350 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
When we purchased Grace screwdriver shanks for the recent Screwdriver Swap, I bought a few extra sets for myself and for gifts. One of the sets went to my Father-in-Law for Father’s Day.
I laminated blanks from scrap White Oak and Walnut. The flat head drivers are 2 layers of Walnut with a layer of Oak in between. The Phillips drivers are the inverse. All drivers were turned on 3-axis with geometry similar to the ones I made for LJ ToddJB in the swap. The handles are finished with Dark Walnut Danish Oil and a couple of coats of paste wax.
I finished the drivers early last week and decided to make a box to house them with some more of the scraps. It was my first box build and it turned out pretty well. There were things I was not thrilled about and would have loved to re-do but I ran out of time so I went with what I could finish. Box construction is pretty obvious – corner blocks of walnut with dadoes to hold the Oak sides. I got the idea of using rare-earth magnets for the “latch” from the box that LJ ComboProf sent me in the swap. I lined the box with cork because I didn’t have time to fit inserts to keep the drivers from banging around and didn’t want the box to wear at the finish on the handles. The box is finished with 3 coats of BLO/Poly/MS mixture then 2 coats of paste wax.
Thanks for looking and comments and critiques are welcome as always!
-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!