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Project by Redoak49 posted 12-10-2016 06:18 PM 1710 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the Screwdriver swap, the Grace screwdriver shanks were offered and I bought them to make Christmas Presents. Each set that I made had a large, medium and small flat…large, medium and small philips and a square drive.

The handles were made from maple with a stripe. The flat screwdrivers have a Redheart stripe, the philips have a Yellowheart stripe and the square a walnut strip. I routed a groove in the middle of the stripes at one end before I glued them up and used this later on to insert and epoxy the shanks in place.

I used 3/4” copper cap pieces for the ferrules and polished them and sprayed with lacquer spray can.

The handles were turned on my trusty Shopsmith.

The box for the set was made from 1/2” oak with splines at the corner and I made a wood insert to hold them in place.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 12-10-2016 07:31 PM

Very nice set!

Probably too pretty to use!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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SignWave

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#2 posted 12-10-2016 07:41 PM

Nice looking tools. I may borrow your idea of using a different wood for each tool type, but for my woodturning handles.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 12-10-2016 09:24 PM

Excellent project-I may have a lathe on my Christmas list next year. Your idea of different colored stripes for phillips/common is very clever.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 12-10-2016 11:39 PM

Nice job on the handles. I am still trying to come up with some kind of wood and pattern. Like the Idea of different stripes for different types.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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jeff

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#5 posted 12-11-2016 04:45 AM

Nice.They will make a nice present.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-11-2016 02:35 PM

This is a very nice box and a great set of screwdrivers.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 09:57 AM

Also another great present set of very beuatiful screwdrivers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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