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Forum topic by mark64 posted 06-02-2016 11:43 PM 538 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mark64

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06-02-2016 11:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill-driver

Hello Lumberjacks,

I am actually not a lumberjock, though I have looked at this site and seen some of your work. The reason I am here now is because I have several old wood handled screwdrivers that I want restored, both the wood and the metal. If any of you are able to help with this for hire, contact me at markpbryner@gmail.com. I can send you pics of the screwdrivers as well.

Thank you,

mark


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#1 posted 06-04-2016 11:47 AM

Why not just post those pictures here?

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#2 posted 06-04-2016 05:14 PM

Thanks for your reply, Don! I THINK I have attached these correctly and hope that you can see them.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o89bsmw.jpg!

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#3 posted 06-04-2016 11:40 PM

I’d clean the metal with a fine wire wheel and BLO the handles.

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

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 12:03 AM

Don, pardon my ignorance: I don’t know what blo means. What I am hoping to have is all the paint and varnish removed from the wooden handles, any imperfections corrected, and then have the wood varnished (not painted). I don’t know how much trouble it is to remove paint from that wood or black paint can be removed (I also have two black handled ones). I am certainly willing to pay you to do one for me and let me see how that turns out, and go from there.

mark

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 12:06 AM

Its pretty easy. Sand the finish, pick up a can of spray laquer and finish the wood.

Edit BLO is boiled linseed oil

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#6 posted 06-05-2016 12:11 AM

Blo= boiled linseed oil

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#7 posted 06-05-2016 10:47 AM

Nice set of screwdrivers. Sand the wood and apply lacquer.

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#8 posted 06-05-2016 12:05 PM

What’s to restore? All but a couple look almost new.

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#9 posted 06-05-2016 01:23 PM

If you want the shanks to looked polished, I wouldn’t use a wire wheel unless they are badly pitted with rust. I would use a fine grade of wet/dry sandpaper (320 or higher) to remove the rust, wetting with some WD40, and work to a finer grades until you reach the desired finish. Wire wheel will work faster but may leave fine scratches which may not leave a “restored’ finish, or may at least take more work to remove those scratches with wet/dry sandpaper afterwords.

As for the wood handles, from the pictures they don’t look that bad but if they are chipped or the finish is scratched, you can sand them to completely remove any finish (150 grit) and then sand with 220 to prepare for a finish (sand with the grain—end to end). If you want a glossy or satin durable finish, I would think that several coats of a wiping polyurethane finish (Minwax makes a good one) would work, though any polyurethane finish will work and get you there quicker, especially the spray poly finishes. If you want the wood to look more natural, BLO or a danish oil will give you that but won’t be as resistant to stains from a mechanic’s greasy hands or work bench.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 06-07-2016 11:40 PM

Why sand off a perfectly good finish to apply another one? I don’t get it! And you will PAY someone to do this for you

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#11 posted 06-08-2016 02:33 AM

If you really need someone to do it Mark, PM me. I’ll do it for the cost of the supplies and a couple hours of time. But honestly those are in good shape and you’re really just looking for a good cleaning and polishing. But like I said, if you don’t have the supplies (and aren’t in a big hurry), shoot me a PM.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 06-08-2016 11:29 PM

Hello Kenny, Can’t seem to figure out how to send a pm; can you email me at markpbryner@gmail.com?

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