New handle for an old screwdriver

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Project by RMorgan posted 12-07-2011 05:55 AM 1226 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the first handle I have turned. Found the old screwdriver shaft at an old farm and it was missing the handle so the first project was born.

I made the handle out of chesnut wood with a 3/4” brass hex nut to turn down the ferrule. Finished with 3 coats of linseed oil and several coats of lacquer. “Turned out” really nice and I have started on finishing a couple more.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 12:32 AM

Nice turned handle. Did you wire burn the grooves?

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 05:19 AM

Thanks Jim, I cut them with my parting tool then I burned it with a heavy wire.

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