Birdseye Maple Multi-Tip Screwdriver

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Project by AgentTwitch posted 12-29-2016 05:55 PM 1388 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished up this little multi-bit screwdriver in birdseye maple with brass ferrule. I liked the functionality of the Lie-Nielsen version- so I used the same parts and modeled it after theirs. The handle is slightly different in shape and it is larger in diameter and longer. My African blackwood multi-bit screw driver is my favorite to use, but this one matches the look of some of the saws I have made.

I haven’t actively looked for birdseye maple before, but was offered a fairly large chunk of it when I picked up some curly maple from a local sawyer. The look is growing on me.

Thanks for checking it out! (Sorry about deleting the first post of this project. My last one had broken image links)

-- Regards, Norm

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Mark Kornell

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#1 posted 12-29-2016 05:57 PM

Looks gorgeous, Norm. What did you finish the handle with?

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#2 posted 12-29-2016 06:07 PM

Thanks Mark, it is finished with several thin coats of boiled linseed oil and then sprayed with polycrylic

-- Regards, Norm

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#3 posted 12-29-2016 08:07 PM

That really looks great and should be useful. I’ve turned a few but yours looks prettier.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 12-29-2016 10:19 PM

Allen, I have seen your work and you are a very talented craftsman. The multi-tip driver is very useful.

-- Regards, Norm

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#5 posted 12-30-2016 12:13 AM

Beautiful job Norm. I love that maple.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#6 posted 12-30-2016 12:38 AM

My gosh this is beautiful. Excellent job. This is the stuff that makes me want a lathe.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 12-30-2016 01:38 AM

Wow. Great, great handle.

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#8 posted 12-30-2016 11:58 PM

Really nice work! Where did you purchase the hardware?

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#9 posted 12-31-2016 01:54 AM

Thanks all. MindDesigns, I think I got the brass tube on Grainger and the bits from it’s just the standard Wera mini check, model no.340322

-- Regards, Norm

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