Screwdriver Swap

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Project by terryR posted 09-22-2016 05:27 PM 803 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my gift for the 2016 Screwdriver Swap.

Four shop-made drivers from O1steel, heat treated to about 57HRC. The three slotted drivers are sized to fit a Stanley plane handle, chipbreaker, and one smaller for misc. I also included a split nut driver with the set.

Handles are Bubinga, turned round, then flattened with a belt sander.

The second photo shows how I mounted the steel in the tailstock of the lathe, and used a drum sander to shape the tips close to parallel.

I also shaped the ferrules from brass.

The mallet was an additional gift, shaped from brass. Again, a Bubinga handle with Buffalo horn for an accent.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 05:34 PM

I use them almost every day. Thanks for making them.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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Don W

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 05:34 PM


-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 05:45 PM

Stunning Terry.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 06:01 PM

Beautiful handles. This sharpening set up gave me some ideas how I can improve my sharpening tool set up.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-22-2016 06:47 PM

Wow, such beautiful work!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 09-22-2016 06:49 PM

Terry, you really do a nice job.

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#7 posted 09-22-2016 07:39 PM

Great work, Terry. Those are lovely tools.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#8 posted 09-22-2016 08:06 PM

Looks great!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#9 posted 09-22-2016 08:57 PM

Very nice Terry. Really diggin’ the Brabingaffalo mallet ;-P

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

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#10 posted 09-22-2016 09:51 PM

Very nice work, love the shanks and handles.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 09-22-2016 10:44 PM

Great Job, almost too nice to use!
I like the grinder/lathe setup!

-- Putty

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#12 posted 09-22-2016 11:15 PM

Beautiful set.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 09-22-2016 11:43 PM

Too nice to use! (But use them I would.)

-- --bch

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#14 posted 09-23-2016 01:09 AM


-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop):

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#15 posted 09-23-2016 01:41 AM

Great work Terry! How do we place orders? ;-)

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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