Chipbreaker Screwdriver

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Project by Rich_LI posted 04-24-2019 06:51 PM 523 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent some quality time this winter in the shop sharpening my planes and chisels. While using my cheap honing guide I noticed that I had to tighten the screw quite a bit to keep the Iron from shifting. Looking at some YouTube videos I found that people had this cool screwdriver that has a wide blade, a quick search revealed it was a chipbreaker screwdriver. Well I had to have one of those, so I procured a piece of cord wood from the firewood pile and made a handle. I had some 1/2” Stainless steel shafts that were rejected at work to use for the blade. I used a 3/4” grinding stone in my roto zip to grind the blade. I saved a whole $25 bucks

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !

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#1 posted 04-24-2019 07:46 PM

I was going to say, very cool, useful tool. But, you ground down stainless steel with a roto zip? I have much more respect now!

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#2 posted 04-24-2019 07:52 PM

I use a 3/4” Grinding stone from HD that is good for 20,000 RPM’s to sharpen my skies, it was the correct diameter to make the blade. Anything at 20,000 RPM cuts fast LOL

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !

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#3 posted 04-25-2019 05:56 PM

Nice work. It’s great to make your own tools!

-- Tom

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