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Ever needed a mini screwdriver?
No? Me either! But It was fun to make!
If you are intrigued, read on!
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Step 1: Materials

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What you will need
  • Wooden dowel- your choice of size
  • Sandpaper
  • 18 Gauge wire
  • Hammer
  • Anvil -or- as I use, a mallet
  • Drill with small bit
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Saw
  • Common sense

Step 2: WoodWorking

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First, Take your dowel and cut off about 1/2 inch off of the end.
Then sand the tops until they are smooth.
Sand the sides so it is still a circle but thinner.

Step 3: Almost done

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Now, cut the wire size to your liking.
Make sure there's room for the drilled part.
Now drill a hole, almost all the way through.
Then hot glue it into the hole.
Flatten one side of the wire

Step 4: Done!!

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Now, use that sucker somehow!
Paint if wanted
I don't think that piece of wire is going to be hard enough to do much with. Why not use a small allen wrench, grind off the short leg,drive it into the wooden handle and sharpen the end. Be careful not to over heat the metal while sharpening so it stays good and hard. Now you have a screwdriver that will last a while! You could togten the shaft in a drill chuck and use sand paper to shape the handle. Use coarse to fine sand paper then dip it in some polyurethane to make the handle look good and last a long time. Make a whole set with different size shafts.
paperfeed3 years ago
I would suggest flattening the other side as well and hammering that into the dowel to prevent movement. If you really have fine parts to work with though, I'd suggest just buying for a precision screwdriver set because they cost less or about the same than the materials listed on this Instructable and have more versatility.
ThatKnottyguy (author)  paperfeed3 years ago
Its more fun to DIY though!
Not arguing with that! :)
ThatKnottyguy (author)  paperfeed3 years ago
:) you do have a point though
ThatKnottyguy (author) 3 years ago
Thank you!
One use!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Tiny screwdrivers are great for repairing reading glasses.