Hello fellows at this time I would like to share one more cap iron screwdriver I just finished for a friend. At this time I used a handplane front knob to hold the blade.This is by far the most easy to do in my opinion because more than 75% is already done ( a front knob itself).I choose one of my old and useless front knob.In Brazil we can find many handplanes at junk yard almost for free.Normaly you can save parts and screws and never the body.All rosewood. To hold the balde with epoxy glue I made this round piece and cutted at half
The blade cutted from stainless steel plate (2mm thickness)
To avoid the blade to move in both direction I locked it in two grooves (1/8” chisel) and inserted the two semi circles and glued all together with epoxy glue.
I chose this plan from an old Woodsmith magazine because I thought the curved lid would look nice with some curly maple I had leftover. This box is a relatively easy project except for the fact that I've been freestyling bandsaw boxes so much lately that my router table and dado blade have become foreign to me. I wasn't enjoying the build process all that much because of it but I had a feeling that the maple and sapele were figured enough that if I hung in there it would be worth finishing. The rounded top was hand planed and I used dowels to fasten the sapele sides. A coat of Danish oil and wax to finish. My local wood supplier had sapele in the cut off bin so I picked up a few pieces ….I really like the look and workability of this wood. I think I'll be incorporating it into some upcoming projects.
I have the honor of putting together these going away gifts for the First Sergeants at our local Air Force Base. Anyone who has served in the Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force know what a tough job it is. The displays are cut from sanded plywood, trimmed out on the edges and then the sword is mounted on drawer pulls extended out on custom spacers. The plaque is screwed in with brass screws and the modern and vintage stripes are hot glued in place. Finish is Minwax polyshades Mission Oak, with three coats of poly over that. I love the way they turn out. Thanks for looking.