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Mosquito

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03-02-2016 03:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop swap swap lj swap swap 2016 screwdriver swap screwdriver swap 2016

Taking the next highest category that narrowly lost out in the last round of voting for Shop Made Swaps, we’ll be doing a ”Shop Made Screwdriver Swap”. Whether you make a set of different sizes, a single driver, or a combination driver is up to you!

 

A Note:This is in no way officially sponsored by, run by, or otherwise tied to “LumberJocks” as a company or organization, or to any of the parent or sibling holdings thereof. It is simply run by those of us who participate on LumberJocks.

 

Basic Details

If you have not participated in one of our LumberJocks Shop Made Swaps before, Welcome! It’s relatively simple; each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get a name and address via PM or e-mail a few weeks before the shipping deadline to where they will be mailing their entry. Postage is to be paid by the sender. And entries will be exchanged in a round robin way as much as possible.

 

Rules for this swap

- Teaser shots are allowed, but please do not post full in-progress or finished pictures until after the reveal date.
- A progress pic (sent to me) will be required one (1) month before the reveal date. We want to make sure everyone is working on their item so no one gets disappointed.

 

What is Allowed

Shop made screwdrivers. Whether you make a set of screwdrivers, a screwdriver for a special purpose, or a combination screwdriver, is up to you. The important part is that you’ve made it in your shop for a fellow JumberJock. You can use raw stock, salvaged shanks, or re-handle existing screwdrivers, whatever works for you.

 

How to sign up

Post below letting me know that you are in and then send an e-mail (—-email removed—-) or PM containing the following information:
- Real Name
- Email address
- Shipping Address, including country

I’ll confirm your entry into the swap by email.

 

Important dates

In order to participate, you need to adhere to the dates below. Failure to do so will result in you getting dropped from the swap. If you can’t make one of the dates, please make sure to notify me via PM immediately so that I can update my swap spreadsheet.
 
- Register for swap: March 21st, 2016 (CLOSED)
- Progress picture: May 2nd, 2016 (CLOSED)
- Ship date: May 18th, 2016 (CLOSED)
- Reveal date: June 1st, 2016. (CLOSED)
No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two before the sender posts their “formal” pics and project entry.

 

Swap Participants:
  1. bobasaurus
  2. jmartel
  3. waho6o9
  4. Ripthorn
  5. AgentTwitch
  6. HokieKen
  7. RichCMD
  8. Combo Prof
  9. jeffswildwood
  10. Don W
  11. bearkatwood
  12. Babieca
  13. Rick M.
  14. clieb91
  15. Mosquito
  16. sepeck
  17. TodJB
  18. Mark Kornell
  19. ShaneA
  20. WoodWorkJosh
  21. fatandy2003
  22. terryr
  23. MNClone
  24. 7Footer
  25. bmwaits

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com


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sepeck

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 03:37 PM

I’m in.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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Mosquito

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#2 posted 03-02-2016 03:37 PM

Some info that we had started talking about in our last LumberJocks Art Swap:


I am a little uncertain about the screw driver thing. It brings to mind things like needing a metal lathe and messing around with heat treating metal. That said, I m thinking it wouldn t be suggested here if that was the case, so I might just need more information about it. Any “how to” advice that might help me decide if this is something I am comfortable I could do? Thanks.

- RichCMD


I certainly don t plan on messing around with metal at this point. Not set up for it. Some day, but I have a list of shop and honey do projects that are somewhat higher priority.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/109040
The simplest, is buying a cheap screwdriver and tearing off all the plastic. My project was one of my first lathe projects but there are YouTube videos on other approaches. I am definitely not doing a 4 in 1 this time if I make one.

- sepeck


I agree with sepeck, and I was also thinking that those long hex shank driver bits could probably be used somehow as well. Certainly making your own shanks is an option if you re equipped for it, but I wouldn t expect too many of us to be…

Lee Valley used to sell just screwdriver shanks for making your own, but looks like they haven t been restocking them. I ve found Xcelite blades as well (http://www.apexhandtools.com/brands/XCELITE/index.cfm?model_list=1&att_id=XCE001&att1=Screwdrivers&att2=Series%2099?reg;)

- Mosquito


One suggestion, as someone who has gone the route of rehandling inexpensive (cheap!) screwdrivers—don t do it. It s not worth the effort because you end up with a crappy screwdriver with a nice handle. I m not saying to buy a Snap-on screwdriver, just find a good quality new, used, or vintage, preferably American made of actual tool steel. Couple more tips learned the hard way (by failure)—epoxy doesn t stick as well to chrome so rough up the handle, and use hard and tough wood for the handle or they will fail under use. Okay, stepping down from my soap box.

I was thinking of sending vodka and citrus. ...

- XquietflyX

There s my swap partner.

- Rick M.


Tons of driver making kits online, too.

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKSDK4.html

No lathe needed. My fav drivers have Hexagonal handles!

- terryR


http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=64983&cat=1,43411,43417&ap=2

- waho6o9


-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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terryR

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 03:51 PM

Thanks for setting this up, Mos!
Count me in.

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

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 04:13 PM

Thanks Sepeck and Terry, both should have confirmation e-mails!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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bobasaurus

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 04:29 PM

I’m in, Mos. Thanks for setting this up.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Mosquito

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 04:33 PM



I m in, Mos. Thanks for setting this up.

- bobasaurus

Thanks! Your confirmation e-mail has been sent

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 03-02-2016 04:37 PM

I’ve turned handles for magnetic hex bit holders and given them as gifts… they seem to be well-liked. Here are a couple from my Christmas batch:

I used 4” Wiha magnetic bit holders like this: http://www.kctoolco.com/wiha-1-4-inch-bit-holder-magnetic-4-0-inch-p/171436.htm

Oddly, I can’t find them on Wiha’s official site anymore… they may be discontinued even though I just bought them a couple months ago.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Mosquito

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#8 posted 03-02-2016 04:40 PM

^ That’s a good idea too, those types of bit holders can be found all over in hardware stores

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 03-02-2016 04:41 PM

I’m in on this one.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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jmartel

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#10 posted 03-02-2016 04:57 PM

Sign me up for now. Now that I have a lathe, I don’t have a good excuse to not participate.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#11 posted 03-02-2016 05:04 PM

I’m game for this one as well, thanks Mos!

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#12 posted 03-02-2016 05:46 PM

I’m in

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 03-02-2016 06:25 PM

Sign me up! I’ve got a few ideas kicking around that I want to try. And I’ve got a new milling machine that awaits to do my bidding, MWAHAHA!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#14 posted 03-02-2016 06:27 PM

Here’s some projects that I found that I liked. Good reference maybe for other people. Something different in all of them.

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#15 posted 03-02-2016 06:28 PM



Sign me up! I ve got a few ideas kicking around that I want to try. And I ve got a new milling machine that awaits to do my bidding, MWAHAHA!

- Ripthorn

Infill screwdriver?

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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