Homemade Cap Iron Screwdriver 2

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Hello fellows,
At this time I would like to share with you a new project.It is a new cap iron screwdriver.At this time I made it in a mushroom shape.

It is just a little more work to do but the result is nice.Safe and useful.

The way to do the round pieces (without a hole on center) is the same used at last screwdriver:

See all pictures bellow:

The back of a spoon or fork can be the source of stailess steel.Make it flat and square.

To do the mortise I make some small holes using a 1/16” drill bit and after I cleaned with a chisel and the rest was cleaned in a back and foward moviment at drill press using a 2mm bit and chisels bellow.

I don’t have a ¼” dowel center pin so I used a paper pin with a little sand at back.It works.

A stainless steel 1/8” pin helps to lock in place and distribute the power to wood wall.

The plug source

First the plug hole

Checking how deep the pin can go.The blade was glued with epoxy glue.

One coat of linseed oil

Dry the leftovers

I used white glue as a lubricate

Gluing the plug

Working on thickness.File on clamp and diamond stones


Two coats of Shellac and two of lacquer.

Excellent grip


The lazy and quicky way to do one screwdriver is using a socket (16mm in this case) and a flat rectangle metal plate wich fit the long diagonal at hexagon.Just a little angle (taper) permit go deeper on socket.It will be attached at a thumb wheel ratchet.Take care about excessive leverage using a bar.The wheel has enough leverage.

Or using a door handle like this and a plate with this shape.
A QuickSteel Epoxy Putty can lock in place (the diagonal alone make a very tight lock).

Thanks for attention.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-17-2018 03:34 AM

Cool little screwdirver for the iron screw!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jamie McDonald

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 03:38 AM

nice job with the photo details… now will you sharpen your iron more often just to use the screw driver?

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 03:38 AM

That’s informative, educational and a handy idea for a specialized stubby screwdriver.
I’ve made a couple of those myself over the years when needed.
Thank you for sharing, especially two approaches.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#5 posted 08-17-2018 02:28 PM

Clever tools.

-- Galootish log blog,

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Bill Berklich

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#6 posted 08-17-2018 08:07 PM

Great little driver. Thanks for posting the build details too!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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