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Here are some Screwdrivers for our Sons and my Father. The one in the center is Cherry and is for Dad.
All comments are welcome! Thanks for Looking!

Chuck

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,





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docholladay

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#1 posted 11-18-2010 04:21 AM

Those are nice. I made a set of screwdrivers from the Lee Valley 9 blade kit, but haven’t tried the 6 in 1 screwdriver kits yet. I noticed that Rockler had these kits on sale now and I was considering doing a few for Christmas gifts.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 11-18-2010 05:15 AM

Those almost look too nice to use. I’m sure they will be welcomed gifts.

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lew

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#3 posted 11-18-2010 05:21 AM

These are sweet!!

I made one for a friend some time ago but he refuses to use it!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-18-2010 05:28 AM

Great looking Screwdrivers! Like the lamination very much. A nice break from the norm. I am sure they will be treasured heirlooms!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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Chip

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#5 posted 11-18-2010 05:35 AM

I agree these are almost too nice to use Chuck. Little functional pieces of art.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 11-18-2010 06:22 AM

very nice, im starting a set and am having trouble getting the hole perfectly centered. Any suggestions?

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#7 posted 11-18-2010 11:58 AM

I never thought that I would say that these are very beautiful screwdrivers. I don’t think that I could never use them..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 11-18-2010 02:01 PM

Very nice! I like the choice of timbers and that you laminated them. Those look like something that will be passed down for generations.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#9 posted 11-18-2010 03:15 PM

Good stuff Chuck. Who said tools cant be beautiful? (OK I’m sure no one around here has… lol)

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 11-18-2010 03:49 PM

I am just getting the finish on eight of these that I’m giving out for Chrsitmas as well.

@Doc – it’s a great little kit. I did not like the really large brass ferrules that came with them. Instead I used a short section of 3/4” copper pipe – it looks a lot better in my opinion.

@Aaron – I mounted my square blanks in the lathe and then used a jacobs chuck in the tailstock to drill it out while on the lathe. Next, I replaced the jacobs chuck with a 60` live center – that ensures the hole will be at the center of the blank once the blank is roughed out to round.

I’ll post them as a project once I get the finish completed (on the 4th coat of lacquer now).

James

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JamesVavra

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#11 posted 11-18-2010 05:02 PM

Here’s a comparison of the stamped brass that comes with the individual shaft kits, the large brass one that comes with the 4-in-1 kit, and the 3/4” copper pipe I used on my 4-in-1 kit. Note how much larger diameter the 4-in-1 kit ferrule is vs. the copper pipe:

Also, please excuse the image quality – just a quick shot with the phone.

James

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#12 posted 11-19-2010 02:06 AM

Very nice. The receivers of these fine tools will be very pleased, I’m sure

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 11-20-2010 01:35 PM

Nice job those are going to make great gifts.

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#14 posted 11-20-2010 02:47 PM

Those are great screwdrivers and what great gifts.

-- 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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