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Here are a few turned screwdrivers I made for Christmas presents. They are made of Maple and Cherry that I cut down when I cleared the lot for my house.
-- Tony, Ohio
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#1 posted 01-20-2008 04:36 PM
Very nice looking screwdrivers. I picked up one of these kits from Rockler at Christmas and have not made it yet. Any tips before I get started?
-- Greg from Blaine, MN
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#2 posted 01-20-2008 04:46 PM
how beautiful… now these babies won’t just get left lying around, I’m sure!!!
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#3 posted 01-20-2008 04:58 PM
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#4 posted 01-20-2008 06:18 PM
I like em !
-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain
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#5 posted 01-20-2008 06:52 PM
Great projects. Welcome gifts, or useful for yourself.
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#6 posted 01-20-2008 07:35 PM
Oh yeah, those are nice!
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#7 posted 01-21-2008 12:20 AM
Great job. I love turning tool handles, too. By the way, did you keep any for yourself? I sure would have. -SST
-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you
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#8 posted 01-21-2008 12:21 AM
Nice job. Beautiful wood and finish.I just got a Rikon mini-lathe as a belated Christmas present and can’t wait for the tools I had to order to arrive so I can start peeling projects like these. I saw the kits in a Rockler or Lee Valley catalog and was wondering about the quality of the hardware. Any comment?
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#9 posted 01-21-2008 12:49 AM
The quality of the hardware is very good. I got mine from Rockler. They had a sale on them so I bought about a dozen. They are normally about 7 bucks a kit but they went on sale for 4 bucks. They come with #2 Phillips and flat bits and also a small and large square drive. I wish there was a smaller phillips and flat bit option but there isn’t. There are a few diameter tweaks to take into account. Drill the 5’8” hole for the insert on your drill press to ONLY the depth of the insert. then finish up the rest of the hole with a 7/16”. That way when you drive the insert in it stops. That way when you use your screwdriver as a chisel ( you know who you are) it won’t be driven into the handle. Also leave the diameter for the brass ferule slightly large so it doesn’t slip. I had to super glue the first one to hold it in place.
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#10 posted 01-21-2008 12:49 AM
I like the ferrules that you used. The screwdrivers look great. Using available wood is a great idea.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
#11 posted 01-21-2008 11:38 AM
Tony, Thanks for the info. Hopefully I will need it soon. Looking forward to it.
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