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Project by MShort posted 07-09-2011 09:26 PM 1237 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week I will be doing a turning demo for our club. My demo will be to make an awl and a turned screwdriver handle for a 6 way screw driver. The awl has a walnut handle, brass ferrule and the awl is O1 drill rod, overall length 6.5”. The srewdriver had a cherry handle. The screw driver was a plastic handled screwdriver that I broke apart to get the sleeve and chuck out of to make this project. While I was in the shop I had a file that needed a handle – made out of white oak with a copper ferrule. These were fun projects to do.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 07-09-2011 10:19 PM

Well done, Mike. I wish my tools look as good!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 07-09-2011 10:21 PM

hi nice job on the new handles the look great


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#3 posted 07-10-2011 12:20 AM

Something satisfying about making your own tools Mike. these will serve you well & get plenty of use I bet.:)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 04:19 AM

Well done my friend… There is a lot of satisfactisfaction from making your own tools and your handles look marvelous!! When your tools look this good you take care of them a little better. (At least I do).

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 07-14-2011 10:06 PM

I can’t wait to see your demo tonight at the Show-Me Woodturner’s Meeting!

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