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  • JoeLee
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    Originally posted by Baz View Post
    Why destroy a screwdriver. A piece of silver steel/drill rod drilled for the clearance hole, then file end to leave the two 'blades' which only normally need to be about 20-30 thou so hardly any work. Chances are the next time you need that size rod it won't matter that it has a hole in the end anyway - no real loss of material except you might as well make an better shaped extended nut to replace the one removed.
    Because Craftsman are life time guarantee. I could always return it saying it was defective .......
    The dopes at the counter wouldn't know any better ! Ha, Ha......

    JL...............

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  • 754
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    I used one for many years, but I never golfed..

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  • lynnl
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    I'm not a golfer, but I think I once saw such an item made for golfers. It was just a flat piece of steel with a hole in one end the size of a golf ball for cleaning off mud (I think), and two flat prongs on the other end for tightening cleats on shoes.

    Such a thing might be adapted.

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  • Baz
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    Why destroy a screwdriver. A piece of silver steel/drill rod drilled for the clearance hole, then file end to leave the two 'blades' which only normally need to be about 20-30 thou so hardly any work. Chances are the next time you need that size rod it won't matter that it has a hole in the end anyway - no real loss of material except you might as well make an better shaped extended nut to replace the one removed.

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  • Paul Alciatore
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    That will work, but it is not the best way to make one. I pick up inexpensive sockets in those isle bins in the hardware stores. You know, the ones with the cheap tools that you would never use. Then I use the Dremel to modify them to produce two pins on the end of the socket. I only remove about 1/32" or so of the original socket. You can also use a file to do this; actually I finish it up with the file for nice square pins.

    A 1/4" socket, converted to a driver like this, will work well on a 1/4" square driver. And the socket is a lot stronger than those prongs on a regular screwdriver.

    I keep a bin of various cheap tools from these hardware store isle bins for conversion to lots of shop made tools. Wal-Mart also sells cheap tools that are fodder for these projects.



    Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
    Ya mean like this one ???

    I had to make this one to remove the screws on the bottom of a drip coffee maker.



    JL...............

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  • Arcane
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    Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
    Ya mean like this one ???

    I had to make this one to remove the screws on the bottom of a drip coffee maker.



    JL...............
    I bought a big cheap ($5) screwdriver to modify exactly like that to fit the nuts that secures the hand wheels to the shafts on my 9" SB lathe's cross slide and compound slide. Easy peasy.

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  • 754
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    I would just get a garden weeding tool and mod it.

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  • KJ1I
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    If its the style of nut that Alan linked to, then the wrench is a common photographer's tool. Google "lens spanner wrench". You'll see dozens of varieties.

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  • JoeLee
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    Ya mean like this one ???

    I had to make this one to remove the screws on the bottom of a drip coffee maker.



    JL...............

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  • EddyCurr
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    Bezel Nut Wrench

    A search brings up variations. Here is one style:

    Buy part #928-1 TOOL, WIPER PIVOT BEZEL NUT for your classic vehicle from National Parts Depot. Free shipping on orders over $300, fast delivery & everyday low pricing! Order now!


    And another

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  • 1-800miner
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    The more I think on it, I think I will sacrifice a nut driver.
    Mill the business end to the right shape.
    I may need the depth as the male thread may protrude too far for a modified screwdriver.

    Yes a deep socket will do the trick.
    One more custom tool to put in the custom tool drawer that will never be used again.
    Last edited by 1-800miner; 06-04-2018, 10:16 PM.

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  • Illinoyance
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    I made a similar tool from a socket wrench. I milled it with carbide and it was tough to cut. I should have roughed out the shape with a cutoff wheel in a grinder. It would have saved a lot of time at the mill.
    Last edited by Illinoyance; 06-05-2018, 12:57 PM.

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  • 1-800miner
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    blades not pins
    Alanganes hit on the head.
    Now to find the right sized one.

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  • Bob La Londe
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    If its two pins, they come in security driver sets. I have a couple around the shop. If its two blades as I got the impression I have never seen one.

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  • lugnut
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    Your a Home Shop Machinist, I bet you can figure it out. Making a new tool is part of the fun, Post a photo of your results.

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