I've been wanting to make a screwdriver for a while, I got some really LONG bits from Lee Valley that will be perfect for this.
I wanted to make it with the flutes on the handle to increase grip, so I made up a jig for the router.......
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Worked well, I put six flutes on the handle.
Here is the screwdriver I made....... and a handle for my daughter's hairbrush, she broke the plastic handle.
A close up of the screwdriver....... I don't like it.... I don't know why I try to reinvent the wheel sometimes, but this one is not to my liking.
Honestly, this is more what I wanted.......
..... classic shape can't go wrong, so this is what I made today.......
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..... I like this one a LOT more. One thing I noticed on the first one is that the ferrel is too large for the size of the driver shaft, I found a piece of chromed water pipe from something and I had to use a file to remove the chrome, but I think it looks good now!
The driver will be a Christmas present for my Dad, but I'm thinking about a finish, the wood is Rosewood, some special stuff I got from a friend who got it from a buddy who got it from a Bespoke gun maker in Germany....
Now it only has some lacquer sanding sealer, I like the way it feels, but I fear it will no hold up to use, so I'm thinking about some clear lacquer, but, that might become too slippery...... but then again, I wonder how much it will really get used?