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Forum topic by Keebler1 posted 03-05-2022 03:49 PM 15401 views 2 times favorited 2627 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keebler1

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03-05-2022 03:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: swap screwdriver

If you are new to swaps, it is simply an exchange between participants of something you made. You get a name (from me), you make something relevant, you send it to that person, and wait to see what shows up in the mail and from whom. Then we all post what we got in this thread, and later post what you made as a project. Search LumberJocks with “swap” to see other examples

Whether you are novice or veteran, you are welcome and encouraged to join in. The only type we DON’T want is someone that will not stick to the commitment.

NB Some specifics may change as we near the registration deadline.

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This swap is about handmade screwdrivers and marking tools. No you don’t have to do the metal work. You can buy kits or buy screwdrivers and take the handles off. This isn’t just a turning. You can make screwdriver handles any way you see fit. Also can be made out of any material you like. The marking tool can be anything you would use in the shop. EG a sketch pencil—but please don’t just go buy a pencil and consider that your main item. If you want to buy a bunch of pencils from box store and send as extras that works.

Your work does not have to be perfect or stand up against everyone else’s work. This is about doing something to the best of your ability. Please make your tool useable for the recipient. Also send a note with your project describing the wood and any unique skills used.

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Rules for this swap

Each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get a name and address via e-mail after the “progress picture” deadline to where they will be mailing their entry. Postage is to be paid by the sender. The LumberJock who you’re shipping to, as well as the one who is shipping to you, will be selected randomly. Unless there are special circumstances like the need for international shipping – I will not influence who anyone is paired with.

- Teaser shots are allowed, but please do not post finished pictures until after the reveal date. Also helpful are mistake pictures, they might help others avoid the same, and perhaps even save some knuckle skin.

- A progress pic (sent to me) will be required NO LATER THAN the due date listed near the end of this post. The progress pic needs to show that you’ve put sufficient time and work into the project to be able to complete it by the ship date. Anyone who doesn’t e-mail me a progress pic or let me know why they haven’t by 11:59 pm EST on the due date will be dropped from the list of participants.

- Bonus Items are completely optional and are not in any way required or expected.

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How to sign up

Post below letting me know that you are in and then send an e-mail to [email protected] containing ALL of the following information:
- LumberJocks Username
- Real Name
- Email address
- Shipping Address, including country
- International OK?- Let me know if you are not willing to ship internationally (so I can make sure I pair any non-US participants accordingly) I will be keeping a list of confirmed participants below that I will update periodically. If you don’t see your name on the list within a day or two of e-mailing me, shoot me another e-mail or PM so I don’t miss anybody. Progress pictures will also be sent to the above e-mail address no later than the due date given below. Your recipient’s name and address will be sent to you from the same e-mail address so make sure it’s not caught by your spam filter.

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Important dates

In order to participate, you need to adhere to the dates below. Failure to do so will result in you getting dropped from the swap. If you can’t make the progress picture or ship dates, please make sure to notify me immediately.

Register for swap by: 3/19/22

Progress picture please send by: 4/9/22

Ship date please ship by: 4/30/22

Reveal date – 5/13/22
No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two before the sender posts their “formal” pics and project entry. When you post your projects, use the tag “Screwdriver/Marking Tool swap” so we can all easily find the projects in one spot.

If everyone receives their project early we can reveal early.

Keep an eye on the list below. If you have sent me an email and don’t see your name or P S R after it in 24hrs say something in the thread. If you have any questions feel free to email me or ask in the thread. We are a friendly group and will try to answer what you ask wether it pertains to the swap or other stuff you are doing.
P = Progress pic
S = Shipped
R = Received

Notices: This swap is in no way officially sponsored by, run by, or otherwise tied to “LumberJocks” as a company or organization, or to any of the parent or sibling holdings thereof. It is simply run by those of us who participate on LumberJocks.
In order to participate in a swap you must be a member in good standing in the lumberjocks community. The moderator can not be expected to, and will not act as a go between for banned or blocked members.
Thanks to all previous swaps for the above text

Participants:
1)Keebler1 P S R
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3)Pottz P S R
4)Jeffswildwood P S R
5)Eric P S R
6)TherealSteven P S R
7)Bill Berklich P S R
8)Woodmaster1 P S R
9)WoodenDreams P S R
10)EarlS P R S
11)DevinT P S R
12)DaveP P S R
13)
14)RyanGi P S R


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Bill Berklich

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#1 posted 03-05-2022 04:01 PM

Hey, I’m in. Will email later today

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 03-05-2022 05:11 PM

Following. I’ll probably join in, but need to get clearance from the tower first.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#3 posted 03-05-2022 06:04 PM

not sure on this one,but a definite maybe !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Keebler1

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#4 posted 03-05-2022 07:03 PM

You know you are gonna join Pottz just give in to the temptation now and start figuring out what you are gonna make

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Eric

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#5 posted 03-05-2022 10:41 PM

I need to think about this one, depends weather I want to be on the dog house or not.

Edit: for you metal guys out here. Is it possible to drill through O1 tool steel after it has been hardened?

-- Eric, building the dream

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pottz

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#6 posted 03-05-2022 11:22 PM



You know you are gonna join Pottz just give in to the temptation now and start figuring out what you are gonna make

- Keebler1


it’s the metal part im not sure of !

eric man up and take off the panties !!!! ;-))

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 03-05-2022 11:45 PM

it’s the metal part im not sure of !

Call Dan at Grace Tools and tell him what’s up. They were happy to sell screwdriver parts to LJs last time there was a screwdriver swap.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#8 posted 03-05-2022 11:53 PM


it s the metal part im not sure of !

Call Dan at Grace Tools and tell him what’s up. They were happy to sell screwdriver parts to LJs last time there was a screwdriver swap.

- Dave Polaschek


so we can buy just the metal parts and then i can turn handles or whatever myself,because all i see are finished tools ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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KelleyCrafts

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#9 posted 03-05-2022 11:57 PM

Ages ago Potz, Kenny contacted them about buying just the shafts as a group buy. They gave a nice deal for some well above average shafts. They just made us promise we wouldn’t sell anything they sold us.

I bought like 10 sets of the standard sizes and a couple sets of the full set of options IIRC. I still have some sitting there to make when I need them for gifts or whatever.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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Lazyman

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#10 posted 03-06-2022 12:02 AM

You can get the metal parts any way you want. Rockler and Woodcraft both have kits. I think that Jay Bates did a video a while back where he bought cheap reversible screwdrivers from Harbor Freight and cut the plastic handle off to harvest the socket. I’ve got a pile of old wood handled screw drivers from garage sales where the wood was all cracked and beat up and I figured that someday I would get around to making a new handle for them.

Search LJ for 2016 screwdriver swap to see some ideas from a previous swap.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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KelleyCrafts

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#11 posted 03-06-2022 12:17 AM

Here’s a swap where I used the drivers. I actually wasn’t part of the screwdriver swap that we bought these on but I used them for a different swap.

Click for details: The Arizona collection

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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pottz

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#12 posted 03-06-2022 12:22 AM



Here’s a swap where I used the drivers. I actually wasn’t part of the screwdriver swap that we bought these on but I used them for a different swap.

- KelleyCrafts


damn dave i wish i had been that lucky recipient.thats some fine tool work.now im intimidated….......

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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KelleyCrafts

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#13 posted 03-06-2022 12:31 AM

Thanks Potz, should have been in that swap five years ago. Hard to believe it’s been five years. I think that was my first swap.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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Eric

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#14 posted 03-06-2022 12:53 AM

Sounds like Pottz is making a challenge. Maybe he doesn’t realize, I was in the last tool swap.

I have some ideas, just need to ensure I can get the metal parts needed, before I commit. Then it’s like which way do I go, screwdrivers or marking tools.

Besides I don’t see Pottz’s name up there!!

-- Eric, building the dream

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KelleyCrafts

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#15 posted 03-06-2022 01:12 AM

Eric I just saw your edit up there. You technically could figure out of to get through hardened O1 tool steel but it would be much easier annealing it and then reharden it.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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