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Project by Alan posted 12-30-2010 02:43 AM 1775 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the screwdrivers I made for my Dads festiva present. The tips and brass ferrules are from Lee Valley and the screwdrivers tips look really good. The darkest, standard tips are made of Leburnum, Robertsons are Black Locus and the Phillips are Arbutus. The stand is made of Walnut and was good practice at hand cut dovetails. These were made to be users and hopefully he does use them. I have seen a number of these on Lumberjocks and now I am making a set for myself. Thanks for looking and I would be happy to answer any questions and welcome any critiques.

-- Alan, Prince George





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rance

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 02:49 AM

I like the fact that each one is a different size. Easier to identify quickly. Beautiful choice of wood and nice finish. They look a little block-ey, but that could just be the pic playing games with me. Nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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cut3times

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#2 posted 12-30-2010 02:52 AM

Good job Alan! I always like using tools that I had a part in making.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 03:09 AM

That looks like a set of screwdriver a father would like. The stand is also a very nice touch. Nice selection of wood.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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PflugervilleSteve

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 04:09 AM

I recognized those shanks. I have a set on order even as we speak, though since I have no lathe, I’ll be making octagonal handles and doing some shaping with rasp, file, and sanders… Nice job with “color coding” the handles. I’ll have to remember to do something similar.

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Roger

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 05:52 AM

very nice. I’m gonna get that set of driver steels from Lee Valley… (I think thats who has em). I like your idea of the different woods for slotted/phillips/square, etc…. A quick look at the handles would let you know what yer lookin fer. Thnx fer postin. and again, very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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WoodSpanker

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 06:54 AM

Those are so nice, one wouldn’t want to use them for fear of damaging them! Nice Work!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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DragonLady

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 07:02 AM

Those are beautiful, and will be a pleasure to use, I’m sure. I do like the different woods for different tips!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 12-30-2010 07:18 AM

woha, beautiful job on those handles – the finish looks fantastic!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 10:48 AM

Very nice.

I’m sure he will enjoy using them.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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souichiro

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#10 posted 12-30-2010 11:40 AM

They look great, and I especially like the holder/stand. I can’t wait to order some of these to give them a try. I did some toy ones a while back with a “cup” routed into the blank before they were turned. I bet this would be a good excuse to try it again with a non-toy. :)
Good work, and thanks for sharing! :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 11:49 AM

Nice work, on the screwdrivers.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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richgreer

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 03:56 PM

Very well done and a great idea for a gift in the future.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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mafe

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#13 posted 12-30-2010 04:21 PM

So nice set, and stand.
Best thoughts and happy newyear,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Alan

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#14 posted 12-30-2010 06:51 PM

Thanks for the commments all. If I was to change anything I think I would make the small ones a little thinner.

-- Alan, Prince George

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 12-30-2010 10:50 PM

What a great set! There perfect.

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

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