|Project by ChrisinOttawa||posted 11-07-2010 02:07 AM||2195 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
A few years back, I purchased a set of English beech handled slot screwdrivers from Garret Wade. I’ve never found the other screwdriver tip styles with beech handles. Lee Valley now sells various chrome vanadium screwdriver shanks for a few dollars each. Hopefully these will last a lifetime. The tapered brass ferrules were machined from brass bar stock on a 1942 Logan lathe. You need a tiny chisel or modified jig saw blade to cut the 2 grooves on either side of the hole in the handle (for the tangs on the screwdriver shanks). Letter drills for the holes are handy too.
-- Chirs in Ottawa