|Project by MrDan||posted 09-04-2011 11:45 AM||3009 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a set of screwdrivers I just made from figured maple and the shanks are from Lee Valley. Loogie posted a blog awhile back about making custom screwdriver handles and I stole his handle shape because I just couldn’t come up with anything more beautiful myself. Thanks Loogie. :) The ferrules are also from Lee Valley.
In his blog he used a drill chuck in the lathe to drill out the holes for the shanks, but I don’t have one that fits in my lathe so I had to come up with another method for drilling straight into a piece of wood with no square reference point. The jig in the photos is what I came up with. The three sized holes each match the ferrule sizes I have. The bottom of the handle sits in a drilled out base so it stays centered directly below it’s respective ferrule hole in the top piece. Overall it worked pretty well, the shanks are straight but I’m sure the drill chuck in the lathe would be much easier and faster, I need to get one of those.
Finished with a few coats of shellac.