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4-in-1 Screwdriver

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4-in-1 Screwdriver

Buy the parts; turn the handle.

By Alan Lacer

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You just can’t beat the look and feel of a beautifully turned handle. I love commercially made multiple-tip screwdrivers because they cut down on the clutter in my tool drawers. I don’t care for their plastic handles, though, so I make my own from wood.

It’s easy to crank out these screwdrivers in any shape or size. They make great gifts. All you need is a chunk of your favorite wood, a drill chuck for your lathe’s headstock and a hardware kit that contains two doubleended bits. This is a terrific project for a larger minilathe and takes less than an hour to complete.

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This story originally appeared in American Woodworker October 2006, issue #124.

October 2006, issue #124

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