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Forum topic by thughes37 posted 03-08-2011 06:42 PM 809 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2011 06:42 PM

I’ve been asked by a guy I work with to turn a new handle for an antique screwdriver he has. The metal is all one piece with the handle in two pieces and then attached with the metal in the middle. I’ve been looking for rivets or something that will hold the two pieces of wood together. I’ve looked at Jantz and Lee Valley. The problem is, there are two spaces for rivets/screws, one on top and the other toward the bottom of the handle and each requires a different length in order to fit the diamater of the handle, one being 1 1/4” and the other 7/8”. I can find hardware long enough for the 7/8” with no problem, but the 1 1/4” and still look nice is difficult. I would love any and all input on this. Thanks!

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#1 posted 03-08-2011 07:42 PM

Hard to say without a photo, but could you use brass rod or iron rod peened over on the ends then filed flush?

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 03:36 AM

Swirt beat me to the answer I would suggest.

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