Homemade Cap Iron Screwdriver 3

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Project by Alask posted 08-27-2018 12:25 AM 855 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello fellows, at this time I would like to share one more way to do a cap iron screwdriver.

A friend of mine asked me to do one for him.Can be one like the two others I already made.
So I was thinking in make one for him but using another blade design so his screwdriver can be more exclusive.This will be the last one of a trilogy (I promess).

So I decide to do the same semi circular shape but at this time I used a stainless steel angle as a blade. So I did the semi circle and using a ¾” Forstener bit I made a recess to hidden part of angle inside.

I used epoxy glue and four screws to make the union very strong.I glued a piece of “wooden cube” to make the screws and part of angle invisible.It is very solid .

This project starts here.Long screws near the center only.

Same guide for semi circle cut.

A stainless steel angle ¾” wide,.

Of course you can use the screws directly on the edge.I made a step further and add some charm and just a little job more but the result is much better.

Support walls to avoid wood split (thin walls).

The plug for other piece of same kind of wood.

I made a ¼” Forstener bit hole to permit the wood go deeper and touch the steel (so epoxy glue can hold all with more strenght).I countersunk too.

The center line shows the deepest limit.Sand the corners for better fit and glue area improvement.

Support walls during glue time.The plug no need clamp because is snug in place and only tape will be enough.
Hacksaw has a nice 18 TPI for this job.

Sanded until 400 grit,linseed oil,dewaxed shellac and lacquer .

Waiting for my friend.I hope he likes.

Thanks for attention

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#1 posted 08-27-2018 01:24 AM

Very nice. Of your three styles, which do you think works the best?

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#2 posted 08-27-2018 01:39 AM

Very nice. Of your three styles, which do you think works the best?

- swirt

Thank You for comment,

In terms of leverage all three are the same because the possible turn is too short in both direction,We did almost all turns by fingers before tight and after unscrew.

In terms of how easy to do the first one with a semi circle washer is the champion.It has the long blade too.

The mushroom shape has the most traditional design and many prefer this.

All three works great for application.


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#3 posted 08-27-2018 01:25 PM

Thanks for the info Alask.

-- Galootish log blog,

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