Carved Screwdriver Handles, Custom Ferrules

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Project by Darnell posted 07-07-2012 05:30 PM 7237 views 30 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom screwdriver handles using Lee Valley shafts. In walnut with leather lined presentation box for my Father-in-Laws Christmas present, in beech with custom ferrules for myself.

Handle making here.

Ferrule how to here.


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#1 posted 07-07-2012 07:26 PM

Wow, those are great handles. What a great gift that will be. He’ll think about you every time he uses them!!
How did you cut the back of them so perfect and all the same with that scallop pattern around them?
Is that all hand carved??........................Jim
ps. I just looked at your link to the handles. Thanks for showing all that! This is how we learn on this site!!

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 07:51 PM

Fantastic work !!

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 08:08 PM

I seriously need to be your father in law! What a wonderful gift and the tools are absolutely gorgeous. They were cleaning out some old tools used on an electron microscope at work. I scored a little screwdriver with EXACTLY the profile of your handles. I love it so much that I keep it alongside my mortise bits, a place of high honor. These are really nice:)

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 08:26 PM

These are very nice. I liked your blogged steps, too… very impressive ferrules. The carving on the handles is top notch, though I bet it was tricky to sand every nook and cranny of those things.

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#5 posted 07-08-2012 02:34 AM

Absolutly top notch work! They look fantastic!I had the very same idea with the Lee Valley shafts. You however actually did it. Great gift.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#6 posted 07-08-2012 08:19 PM

Fantastic job on these. I hope he is not afraid to use them. I’ve always thought that if I did a whole set of handles, that I would make the phillips distinctively different in shape or species than the straight, and different than the oddballs(Robertsons).

Edit: I looked at your blogs. Nice. I especially like how you carved the tops. Thanks for sharing.

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