New handles for my screwdrivers

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Project by VandenHoofdakker posted 04-08-2013 08:58 PM 5456 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have given my set of screwdrivers a new set of handles. I turned them some time ago on the lathe of some scraps of Ash.

After turning I finished the handles with three layers of Danish Oil.

I’ve used them for a while now, and truly, I love them :)

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 09:35 PM

Great work, nice looking handles. Look like a nice fit to a hand, comfortable to use. Any details on what you started with and how you removed the old handles?

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 10:59 PM

Very nice. I need to make some. Where did you get the screwdriver stock?

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 11:09 PM

Nice work.

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 12:10 AM

nice looking set of handles…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 05:57 AM

Those are very nice handles. I like them much better than the ones that I made for myself.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 05:12 PM

Look great!

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 08:59 PM

Oldtool: I removed the old handles by sawing them into pieces. These screwdrivers had a hard rubber/plastic handle. Just remove the old ones piece by piece.

These designs are based on the official Marples Furnituremaker screwdrivers. Like these below:

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#8 posted 04-11-2013 01:27 PM

Beautiful screwdrivers! Like the shapes and grains on those handles. Great job!

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#9 posted 11-27-2013 07:15 PM

those are really classy. nice work

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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