My Entry: Screwdriver Swap 2016

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Project by Mosquito posted 06-07-2016 05:26 PM 1999 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the screwdriver set that I made for the 2016 LumberJocks Screwdriver Swap

As a bonus I made a box to hold them, as well as the bits. I used quick change chucks epoxied into the handles to hold standard driver bits.

The long handled driver is made out of Sapele, using only a spokeshave and some sand paper (I don’t have a lathe). The finish is natural danish oil, followed by paste wax. I was really happy with the finish on this one, it’s probably the silkiest finish I’ve accomplished yet. The stub driver is made out of Wenge, and finished the same.

The box is red oak, with birch plywood bottom, and veneered Myrtle burl on the inside and Sapele on the outside of the lid. There are holders that keep the drivers from rolling around, and room for up to 15 driver bits. Included were 3 each of #1, #2, and #3 philips, and 3 #2 robertson bits.

These went to LJ MNClone, so hopefully they work out alright.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 06-07-2016 05:48 PM

Beautiful work Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 06-07-2016 06:46 PM

Very nice Mos. I like the quick change chucks. Did you color them?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#3 posted 06-07-2016 07:15 PM

Thanks guys!

Duck, yeah I spray painted the collars on them with oil rubbed bronze. I used hitachi quick changes, which are green otherwise

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 06-07-2016 07:29 PM

I thought the overall effect of the wood and collet choices was very nice. Your swap item is a real beauty, Mos

-- Regards, Norm

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#5 posted 06-07-2016 09:05 PM

A great build, Mos!

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

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#6 posted 06-07-2016 09:16 PM

Thanks Terry :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#7 posted 06-07-2016 11:31 PM

Very nice job Chris! I really like the style and the box. Special drivers need a special box. Also thanks for doing the swap. I really had a blast!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 06-08-2016 03:22 AM

Thanks Jeff. It wasn’t as bad running it as I was expecting, actually :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#9 posted 06-08-2016 03:58 AM

Wow, I never would have guessed that the collars were painted. They look great.
Thanks again Mos.

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#10 posted 06-08-2016 08:45 AM

Stunning work Mos. That myrtle burl is lovely.

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

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#11 posted 06-08-2016 01:17 PM

Thanks guys! Hopefully they work MN! I made them the same lengths as one of my purchased screwdrivers, and my stub driver, so hopefully the sizes are at least not awkward

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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