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Project by GR8HUNTER posted 03-15-2019 03:00 PM 591 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

FIRST – I like to thank Earl for running another GR8 swap
SECOND – Grant for taking the lead on ordering the shanks from Grace tools
THIRD – our favorite caped jock Kenny for advice
Bill Berklich was my swap partner in this spring swap so I made a set of screwdrivers of mahogany and maple I also made a box out of cherry and walnut as bonus for the set I was kicking the idea around the block for 3 weeks to go with furruels or not I guess you see the not won out I’m not sure how they will hold up in the real life world so Bill will have to let me know and finally to draw eyes away from my very bad finish job a plaque with his name

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#1 posted 03-15-2019 03:11 PM

Awesome work, Tony!

Love that display box, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-15-2019 03:31 PM

The walnut box top is stunning. Cherry and walnut are my favorite wood species so you had me with the box. Then to make it even better you made maple and mahogany handles for half of the set and mahogany and maple for the other 3. I’d say Bill is a lucky guy!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 03-15-2019 03:51 PM

Very nice work. Very nice swap item that anyone would be proud to have.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 04:26 PM



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#5 posted 03-15-2019 04:40 PM

Nice screwdrivers and a beautiful box, Tony!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 03-15-2019 04:44 PM

A real treasure, box and handles.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 03-15-2019 04:45 PM

That walnut really is something to see first hand. I also really like the three edge banding. It guides you eye directly to the front of the chest (box just doesn’t seem like the right word for this little gem). Thanks again I started using the drivers almost immediately to salvage some brass hinges.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#8 posted 03-15-2019 04:51 PM

A real treasure, box and handles.

- bushmaster

Totally agreement. Great job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#9 posted 03-15-2019 05:18 PM

So cool and beautiful handles. I like when someone take care of his tools in a way you do

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-15-2019 07:12 PM

Very nice set Tony! I really do like that handle style!

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

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#11 posted 03-15-2019 08:09 PM

Lovely work,
and very very generous.

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#12 posted 03-15-2019 08:52 PM

nice project!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 03-15-2019 10:24 PM

Beautiful work!!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#14 posted 03-15-2019 11:36 PM

Awesome Tony! Those are too nice to use!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#15 posted 03-15-2019 11:37 PM

Great job GR8. You seem to love your laminations!

Are they straight, philips, mixed breed, imperial or metric, left or right handed (what’s Bill)?

Not trying to deflect from the topic, but that box could deserve a spot on it’s own…

Couple of questions…
  • Did you buy a laser for the project or did you outsource the plaque? If outsourced, to maintain your secret, could you please PM me about what it cost (or what it would have if done by a mate)? Would appreciate a ball park figure to make guestimate some of my similar laser work in wood… if only for my costings.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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