offset turned screwdriver handle

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Project by bake posted 03-18-2014 04:21 PM 2006 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first attempt at offset turning. I think it came out pretty good, the handle has a nice oval shape that feels good in your hand.
Wood is sapele, I had a couple of scraps that I glued together.
Ferrule is just a piece of copper pipe.
Finish is Behlen’s woodturners finish.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 04:28 PM

Looks solid you should get many years of use out of that tool.
Can you give us a pic from the end of the handle to see the shape better?

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 08:04 PM

I made a set of screwdrivers from the shank set that Lee Valley sells. I’ve thought several times that I wish I had offset turned them, if for no other reason, so that they won’t roll off of the workbench. That really gets to be a pain. I was thinking of trying to do an offset turning that would result in more of a triangle shape, but not sure how well it will work. Yours looks great. There is just something about a tool with a handle of nicely polished wood that just feels good in the hand.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 01:54 PM

Beautiful tool! The handle looks comfy to hold. Great way to use scraps.

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