Screwdrivers are great tools, and one day, out of the blue, I decided to customize one as a gift.
Al you need:
- some scrap wood
- an XL screw bit holder
- a lathe (or, in my case, no lathe)
- some glue & wood paste
Step 1: Holesawing
If you're like me: try to survive.
Pre-drill a piece of scrap wood in the center - I used olive, again.
Drill another hole beside the center hole, this will be your future bit holder.
Holesaw it from both sides - mounted on a pillar drill it works just fine.
Remove the wood from the zone the holesaw didn't reach.
Step 2: Rawshaping
Feel free to design it, as long as the result feels good in your hands.
Right, I chose the oldfashioned way - olivewood talks for it's own.
Step 3: Glueglue
Why not a 'standard'sized bit holder?
Because the 'tail' goes simply not deep enough into the handle - your screwdriver will fall apart with the first hard-headed rusty screw...
Step 4: Fineshaping
Highspeed, some sanding paper, a few minutes avoiding to put the handle on fire (friction fire!) and ready is that handle.
Use wood paste to hide the center hole in the handle, let it hard out and sand again.
Step 5: Finishing
Put a small ball of 'drain sealant' in the bit holder. This stuff won't get hard and will get the screw bit solid enough in place - but not solid enough to get the bit prisoned forever. Just a slight smash upside own in the palm of your hand and free is that srew bit.
A small power magnet would do the job also.
Insert the bits and go out screwing some stuff.
Thanx for whatching!