Ash Screwdriver Set
I prefer to make my own socket handles rather than stick with the one that came from the manufacturer. I can shape them to fit my hand and my working style, and I can use a dense hardwood of choice, such as hickory, ash, or oak. Most of the time I make custom handles on the lathe.
With one handle completed for a model, the second and any subsequent handles can be made much faster, as there is less trial-and-error during the shaping progress. The first handle takes me about 45 minutes to shape and sand; the second one will take 25 minutes. Don’t try to go fast, take your time, learn as you go and enjoy yourself.
This project contains four new Ash handles for a set of screwdrivers. Designed like the traditional Marples cabinetmaker’s screwdrivers.
Finish: Danish Oil