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Project by summerfi posted 01-30-2014 10:45 PM 4048 views 22 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The guys over on the Saws, using, collecting, cleaning, buying thread were recently showing off their split-nut drivers for attaching the screws to antique saw handles. They had some beautiful hand turned ones that made my hastily put together one look crude. So I decided I’d have to do better if I was going to fit in with that bunch. Here’s the result. The handle is made from Brazilian rosewood and figured maple. The bits are removable to accommodate different size split-nut bits or any other screwdriver bit for that matter. Hopefully the guys will now let me back in their inner circle.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html





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mafe

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 10:54 PM

Sexy beast.
Smiles,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 10:55 PM

Bob, quite nice. Let me know if your selling any. :0)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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lysdexic

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 12:18 AM

Bob,

Where did you get the hardware?

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 12:22 AM

Fantastic craftsmanship Bob.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 12:29 AM

Nothing like upping the ante!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 12:56 AM

The bar has been raised on split nut drivers! Nice work there, Bob!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 01:00 AM

Over the top, Bob! Very nicely done…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 01:44 AM

Nice example of a great tool idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 01-31-2014 01:58 AM

Bob, you are the grand pooh-bah of the inner circle, I don’t think you could be kicked out….

I’m not surprised in the least to see the level of craftsmanship that you put into this screwdriver, much like any of the other projects you’ve shared with us!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#10 posted 01-31-2014 02:05 AM

Nice,,,, Very nice.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#11 posted 01-31-2014 02:12 AM

Hey that’s really nice. I need one.
My Lie Nielsen is loose. Can you send it over.

-- Jeff NJ

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summerfi

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#12 posted 01-31-2014 02:41 AM

Scotty – the only piece of ready made hardware is the gizmo pictured below. It’s marked Craftsman USA and someone gave it to me. The bits are made from spade bits. the brass ferrule is made from a plumbing fitting, and the brass button on the end is just made from a piece of brass rod.

Jeff – You can buy Lie Nielsens all day long, but this is the only one of these in the world. I’m listening to offers. ;-)

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#13 posted 01-31-2014 04:13 AM

this thing is amazing!

-- John Cobb

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#14 posted 01-31-2014 04:57 AM

Thanks for the info Bob

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#15 posted 01-31-2014 10:02 PM

It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing
Cheers

-- Glen

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