I've wanted a set of Gunsmith type screwdrivers for a while now. Decided I was probably not the only person that might want a really nicely made set of drivers that did not have the pitfalls of the previous drivers I had owned for cabinet making.
What were the pitfalls?
Well number one the taper tips that would mar the sides of the hardware screw slots. When I was a full time furniture maker I had set up screws I would use to position and prove out hardware locations. After finishing the piece I would then use the screws that came with the hardware so the slots wouldn't be so beat up from the initial installation.
Magnetic tips. If you used steel wool in any of the rub out steps in finishing your project then every time you put down the screw driver debris from the steel wool would cling to the tip.😒
Drivers that roll and fall off your workbench. This aggravates me to no end. The older I get the worse I abhor screwdrivers that do this. Square handle drivers aren't as prone to this but also are not as nice in hand either. If I'm doing this I want the best of both worlds.
I spent a lot of time thinking about the configuration of the screwdrivers and the processes required to create a set that are as beautiful to behold as they are nice to use.
The picture shows 2 sets of these drivers. One with Olive wood handles and the other with handles of a green pearl acrylic polymer. I'm offering these in the same handle materials available for my chisels