New handles for old screwdrivers

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Project by pastahill posted 12-11-2013 04:00 PM 1955 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I collected a few old screwdrivers over the lat half year. Now i found a little time to restore them. They were rusty and the wood was also in a bad condition, that i had to replace it. First i removed the wood, sanded and polished the cast metal and then fit in a new insert. The wood i used is from left to right:
1 Unknown italian palletwood???? Quilted and a nice colour hardwood
2 Turkish walnut
3 Spalted beech
4 Wenge
5 Plane tree
6 Ebony

I like these old screwdrivers, they fit perfect in my hand and the tips are very good and hard. I grinded them slowly, not to heat up and to lose the hardness.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 04:05 PM

Those are some beautiful tools, nice job. Can’t beat the quality and durability of older tools.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 04:31 PM

These are some of the finest screwdrivers you’ll ever find! And you have done a wonderful job restoring them!!

-- Dennis, WV

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Jim Earl

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 06:28 PM

They arte some beautiful Screwdrivers. You did a really outstanding job on restoring them. You should really be proud and show them off.

-- Jim Earl

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 07:22 PM

Nice handles. It will make you feel good every time you use them because you made them!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 07:31 PM

Great resto, they are called “Perfect Handles” they also made wrenches and hammers.
I have few, they are making new ones now, Lie/Neison, has chisels and screwdrivers, there a couple others selling them.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 02:18 AM

Great restore- I will have to try this.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Matt Vredenburg

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 06:40 PM

Nice job. Love to see how you did this!

-- Matt, Arizona

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 08:36 PM

Sorry, i have just befor and after pics, but by the next ones i write a blog with more pictures.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 08:54 PM

Those are gorgeous. Great job.

-- --bch

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