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Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake posted 10-15-2012 09:39 PM 12699 views 1 time favorited 395 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Craftsman on the lake

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10-15-2012 09:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor drill-driver

We’ve got:

Hand plane of your dreams
Mallet of your dreams
Bib Overalls of your dreams
Vintage monsters of your dreams
Original workbench of your dreams
Pushstick of your dreams
Vintage drills of your dreams
Mitre box of your dreams
Lottery for Hand Planes of your dreams
Pallet of your dreams
Shed of your dreams
What’s your woodworking dream
Drill of your dreams
Porcupine of my dreams
Your dream project
Favorite dream chisel
Dream shop
Dream prize
Dream tool chest

I kid you not. Do a search on LJ’s for “of your dreams”. We seem to dream a lot. I see that the screwdriver is missing from the list so I decided to include it. I figure in a few days 800 people will describe their favorite screwdriver. We’ll have way to many to choose from after the screw driver deluge but It will be enough information for you to go to your favorite tool store and get one. Personally when I see a topic of ‘turning’ I’m often disappointed as I think it’s screwdriver turning, not lathe turning.

I expect we’ll get people who have a screwdriver handed down from great-great grandpa. The one that was built to last the eons. Be sure to post a picture.

Then we’ll have the screwdriver that was once nice and shiny but was neglected and became crusted with rust but it was once a $5 driver in today’s dollars. Someone will turn a new handle for it and place it in an electroplating de-rusting bucket run by an old car battery. They will restore it and post the new shiny driver rod sporting a chrome finish and rosewood handle.

Someone will swear by the chinese screwdriver they picked up in the dollar bin at Harbor Freight or the package of 37 screwdrivers of various sizes for $3.98 at walmart in a plastic package that needs an exacto knife to extract them.

Someone will have a totally ultimate $87 dollar Festool screwdriver guaranteed to turn your screws all the way in. Comes complete with dust collector connection so you’ll need their dust collector too as it is sized only to fit theirs.

I’ll start it off. Here’s the one I like. It has a spade blade so that when I turn it I have tons of fun as it constantly slips off the screw and makes decorative little slotted lines in my wood project. When this happens I call it eclectic art. I try to get it to slip off an equal number of times on each screw for balance. This way each screw looks like a little decorative flower. The best thing about this driver is that if it should break Sears will replace it, You can save on chisels this way.

So, post your favorite screwdriver and lets get this forum topic to last in LJ’s la-la land forever as it goes LJ viral with hits and responses.

Note: This is a joke forum topic. If you have a screwdriver you want to post go ahead but it’s a parody of some of the other ‘of your dreams’ topics. Personally I dream of large women.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 10:20 PM

Because I have TAD (tool acquisition disorder) I recently bought all nine of these:,43411,43417&ap=1

And sometimes I do dream of screwdrivers. Usually of the vodka and OJ variety, though.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 10:28 PM

A new arrival…

A handyman #133H “YANKEE” screwdriver.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Bill White

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#3 posted 10-15-2012 10:31 PM

You don’t EVEN wanna see my “eclectic” collection. Some are older than my kids.
My attitude is:
Oh…..I forgot about my C’man “Yankee”. Bandit just reminded me. Wish I had a phillips bit for it.
Now I need to get out the OJ. Hee Hee!

-- [email protected]

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 10:40 PM

I have not seen any response regarding the merits of square vs round shank although the fluted “Yankee” is quite nice.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#5 posted 10-16-2012 12:03 AM

My “Go-To” manual powered driver: Klien 11 in 1

My “Go-To” Cordless Driver: DeWalt 12V drill/driver & Impact Combo

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 10-16-2012 12:23 AM

These are mine, all Snap-on…

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#7 posted 10-16-2012 01:27 AM

Screwdriver of my dreams is out of the box thinking for a screwdriver. Includes all common bits (plus more), metric and SAE sockets. Low profile, offset handle for leverage, and accepts 1/4 drive bits of all lengths

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 01:35 AM


Im with you with the Klein 11 in 1….but you have the 5in1 pictured. :-P

try this pic

The 11 in 1 was my goto screwdriver as an electrician and Klein is the only company that has gotten it right.

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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#9 posted 10-16-2012 02:20 AM

Opps, my bad.

I had the 10 in 1 and my co-worker liked it so much he bought one. Then one day mine broke. While searching the net for possible factory warranty replacement, I discovered the 11 in 1 and just had to have the latest & greatest!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 02:43 AM

Large women, with screwdrivers, and then you’re screwed. Hopefully.

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#11 posted 10-16-2012 02:51 AM

Good one Gene! ROFLMAO

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 10-16-2012 02:55 AM

I probably have 100+ screwdrivers (most of which are totally junk), but my favorite set is the one that I made myself from the Lee Valley Kit. You can see them here: They are my favorites for one reason only – I made the handles.

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

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#13 posted 10-16-2012 04:48 AM

Everyone needs a big ass screwdriver to haunt their dreams. Here’s mine:

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#14 posted 10-16-2012 08:07 AM

I had wished a ratchet screwdriver with a lot of bits and some bit storing capacity in the handle.
As I was surfing on the site of my power tools’ supplier I found it. With rubbered oval handle. (Imagine the torque applicable.) Bosch reads my dreams. :)

I love it.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#15 posted 10-16-2012 09:24 AM

I will have to say my dream screwdriver it is also my Yankee. Made in Germany and the pump action sets screws easy and quick. Added benefits are not only the bit storage in the handle, but when it is closed and locked, it becomes a ratchet screwdriver.

-- Great minds discuss ideas, mediocre minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.

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