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Project by summerfi posted 84 days ago 986 views 13 times favorited 16 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 -- Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife. - My Dad





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mafe

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#1 posted 84 days ago

Sexy beast.
Smiles,
Mads

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

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 84 days ago

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

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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lysdexic

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#3 posted 84 days ago

Bob,

Where did you get the hardware?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 84 days ago

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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Don W

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#5 posted 84 days ago

Nothing like upping the ante!!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 84 days ago

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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terryR

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#7 posted 84 days ago

Over the top, Bob! Very nicely done…

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

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NormG

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#8 posted 84 days ago

Nice example of a great tool idea

-- Norman

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Slyy

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#9 posted 84 days ago

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 -- "Although the stars do not speak, even in being silent they cry out" - John Calvin

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 84 days ago

Nice,,,, Very nice.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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woodchuckerNJ

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#11 posted 84 days ago

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 83 days ago

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 -- Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife. - My Dad

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John Cobb

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#13 posted 83 days ago

this thing is amazing!

-- John Cobb

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lysdexic

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#14 posted 83 days ago

Thanks for the info Bob

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Glen Peterson

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#15 posted 83 days ago

It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing
Cheers

-- Glen

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