Multi-Screwdriver and Oak Box

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Project by Redoak49 posted 12-10-2016 07:15 PM 2712 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Multi-Screwdriver as a Christmas present. The kit came from Rockler and I turned the handle from some Birdseye Maple. I was very pleased at the Maple figure once it was turned and finished.

The box was made from quarter sawn Red Oak. The corners are mitered and then ash splines were added.

For hinges, I made wooden ones that are about 3/8” thick and made of ash. I used a brass tube as an insert into the hinge to strengthen it and a finish nail for a hinge pin. The latch on front is a hinge which I modified to the latch and it snaps over a small dowel.

The insert of the box was made to fit the screwdriver and not let things bounce around. The insert can be removed and the box used for something else.

The finish on the box and screwdriver is wipe on Poly. I used five coats and then let it dry. I completed the finish with a buffed finishing wax from Minwax.

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#1 posted 12-10-2016 07:33 PM

Very nice.

I really like the front catch!

A neat project.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-10-2016 07:39 PM

I’m with you on the birdseye maple looking great. Very nice.

-- Barry,

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#3 posted 12-10-2016 10:28 PM

Wow a great tool and a box to match!! Outstanding!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 12:37 AM

A very beautiful piece of work!

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#5 posted 12-11-2016 01:34 PM

This is a very nice tool and storage box and You have done a great job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 12-11-2016 10:16 PM

Great looking box, Redoak! I also like the front latch.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 01:40 AM

My thanks to DanielP for his idea on making more durable wooden hinges. In one of his projects, he details how he made the hinges with a 1/8” square brass tube to strengthen the hinge. I have incorporated this in my box.

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 09:55 AM

You don’t know which look better – the box or screw driver.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-13-2016 09:13 AM

This is incredible, great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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