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Project by jordanp posted 04-05-2014 07:36 AM 1538 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my humble attepmt, and my first attempt at making a screw driver handle on my lathe. Inspired by TerryR’s handle turning prowess and the many master craftsmen in the Hand Saw using/collecting/restoring thread. I decided to attempt making my own split nut screw driver. The handle is Apple wood with a brass ferrule. The driver was made from a 1/2 boring drill bit. It has a small knurled screw to tighten and loosen your bits.

Finished with BLO then polished using tripoli/white diamond/carnauba wax.

I have not permanently attached to driver to the handle as of yet
I may end up shortening it and possibly make a couple more changes.

I want to thank wally for selling me his handcrafted heirloom quality saws that gave me a reason to make the tool in the first place.

I hope you enjoy my humble little projects.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy





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Brit

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#1 posted 04-05-2014 09:56 AM

Very nice Jordan, I’m sure it will serve you well. The one comment I would make by way of a critique (since you asked for that over on the Saws using/collecting/restoring thread) is that I personally find you have more control with shorter drivers. The longer the driver, the more chance there is of slipping out of the slot IMO. Just a thought.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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jordanp

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 10:00 AM

I had planned on cutting the bit shorter.. it took forever just reshaping the boring bit due to only having a Drexel with a 1” grinding disc..

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 10:27 AM

Nicely done, Sir! I agree whit just somewhat shorter.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 04-05-2014 11:33 AM

Nice tool build, great work on the handle turning. One very fine tool.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 04-05-2014 11:39 AM

Well done Jordon.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#6 posted 04-05-2014 11:56 AM

Wow, an excellent turned handle for sure. Beautiful. If I had a split nut saw, I’d love to have a driver as nice as this! Well done, Jordan!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 04-05-2014 01:31 PM

A nicely turned handle, Jordan! A little steampunk on the ferrule…cool.

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

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#8 posted 04-05-2014 01:52 PM

Fine work Jordan!

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#9 posted 04-05-2014 02:07 PM

Very nice Jordan! The apple is a nice touch.

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

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#10 posted 04-05-2014 02:39 PM

I was able to leave a touch of the sap wood on the widest area.. love working with apple..

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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CFrye

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#11 posted 04-05-2014 04:20 PM

Beautifully done, Jordan! Looks like it’d be a comfortable handle to use. Will there be other bits to use interchangeably? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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jordanp

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#12 posted 04-05-2014 05:45 PM

Yes. There will be.. Also your standard magnetic bit holder used in your cordless drill fits right in.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#13 posted 04-05-2014 06:57 PM

It looks very nicely done to me.I might try this at home myself later when I get a minute or three.I assume you won’t mind me stealing your brainchild? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 04-05-2014 08:12 PM

Great job

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#15 posted 04-05-2014 08:35 PM

Looks great.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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