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Online J Shingler

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Old Time Turn Screw
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:13:26 PM »
I needed a couple turnscrews for the shooting box.  Wanted something that looked better than a plastic handled Crafstman screwdriver. So I decided to make a couple sizes. One size fits the narrow top jaw and cock screw. The smaller one to fit the internal lock screws.  The brass ferrules are made from 45 ACP brass cases and 40 cal brass cases for the smaller size. Hand turned the handles on the lathe. Sanded a couple flats to keep them from rolling off a table or fit in a bag better. The turnscrew shanks are made from allen wrenches. Ground to size and heated and given a decorative twist. Turned out pretty good I think.







Thank you
Jeff

Offline rich pierce

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2022, 08:37:02 PM »
Pretty fine!
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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2022, 09:08:23 PM »
They are awesome.

Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2022, 05:11:11 AM »
Nice work. Gives me some ideas. Thanks ;)

Offline Brian Jordan

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 01:54:04 PM »
Nice work Jeff! You bringing any to Keating Mountain?
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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 03:48:12 PM »
Beautiful work!

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Online J Shingler

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2022, 08:28:54 PM »
Nice work Jeff! You bringing any to Keating Mountain?

Not sure if I will have time to run any more before then. I should be th we re by Thurs.
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Jeff

Online J Shingler

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2022, 08:32:20 PM »
Nice work. Gives me some ideas. Thanks ;)

Good that's what we are here for. Sharing ideas. Keep the end to be ground to the turnscrew bit clamped in the vice as a heat sink and you will not need to reharden and tempor.. Keep cool as you grind it of course.
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Jeff

Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2022, 06:01:36 AM »
Snazzy!
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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2022, 03:31:07 PM »
Very nice! Neat ‘twist’ on the shank. Nice addition to any rifle or gun.
Cheers Richard

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2022, 09:38:57 PM »
Really nice work!

Offline jgraham1

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Re: Old Time Turn Screw
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2022, 10:02:46 PM »
Those would be great with a hex inset on the shaft to attach some of the Brownells bits.  Then you could have one handle and numerous bits for your rifle.

Jerry