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Quickchange Screwdriver Handles Redux

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Project by drbyte posted 02-17-2014 09:35 PM 951 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did a few more screwdriver handles this weekend. Everybody wants one it seems. Did 3 full size and 1 stubby. Added groves to a couple of them by running them under a router bit mounted in a drill press using a homemade X-Y table jig I use occasionally for cutting a flat spot on top of my Native American Style Flutes. Crude but functional. Using various copper and brass 3/4” pipe and fittings for ferrules. have 3 more glued up waiting to turn. Plan to add a palm swell in the middle to one of them. All of these started with 3/4” maple center with walnut, cherry, and bubinga (on the stubby) layered on the outside. All glued together with TiteBond3. Turned, sanded to 320 and finished with Danish Oil. Thanks for looking!

-- Dennis, WV





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jimmyb

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 01:57 AM

Very nice indeed

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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kiefer

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 02:28 AM

Make lots and they will come .
Nice batch of handles .

-- Kiefer 松

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Phil277

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 01:31 PM

Impressive, what are you using for the quick release mechanism that holds the screwdriver bits in place?

Phil

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drbyte

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 02:13 PM

Thanks guys. The mechanism is an Irwin bit adapter with a hex shank made to fit in a drill. Approx. cost $4.00 at big box stores. Hope to find them a little cheaper soon!!

-- Dennis, WV

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Justjigging

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 06:57 PM

every time i start to think im doing good work in the shop i make the mistake of looking on this site. these handles are wonderful. very impressive indeed

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#6 posted 02-24-2014 03:20 PM

Fancy handles, like the attractive wood combo, cool shape and added grooves. Great job!

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