Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver
#21
  Re: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by wood-chips (A couple more finds ...)
My version of a VIX bit... Rolleyes
   
Set the hinges as needed, set this contraption in a screw hole... Winkgrin 
   
Couple of "taps" with the hammer, move over to the next location, repeat..
   
And you have 2 perfectly centered pilot holes for the screws...all set for the screwdriver... Winkgrin  
   
No drill to set up, no drill bit to get jammed up or snap off...IF you see one at the local sales...grab it.   Cool
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#22
  Re: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by wood-chips (A couple more finds ...)
Agreed on the centering punch, although I've found the quality of these varies.  The first one I found tended to wobble as it drove, so the hole would wind up off-center.  Last year (I think it was), I found a more robust one that centers the punched hole perfectly.
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#23
  Re: RE: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by Bill_Houghton (Agreed on the center...)
(06-06-2019, 11:20 AM)Bill_Houghton Wrote: Agreed on the centering punch, although I've found the quality of these varies.  The first one I found tended to wobble as it drove, so the hole would wind up off-center.  Last year (I think it was), I found a more robust one that centers the punched hole perfectly.

Maybe Veritas will come out with a set of these.....iron?  Bronze?   Brass and steel?     Rolleyes Winkgrin Laugh
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#24
  Re: RE: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by bandit571 ([quote='Bill_Houghto...)
(06-06-2019, 03:06 PM)bandit571 Wrote: Maybe Veritas will come out with a set of these.....iron?  Bronze?   Brass and steel?     Rolleyes Winkgrin Laugh

With wavy washers to do something useful...
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#25
  Re: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by wood-chips (A couple more finds ...)
Starrett still makes automatic centering punches that are very nice. I use the #819 hinge-locating punch, adjustable stroke, 5" length, 5/8" diameter.
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#26
  Re: RE: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by Greg Jones (Starrett still makes...)
(06-06-2019, 07:22 PM)Greg Jones Wrote: Starrett still makes automatic centering punches that are very nice. I use the #819 hinge-locating punch, adjustable stroke, 5" length, 5/8" diameter.

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Here's a video of a Bell Centering Punch for locating centers on round stock.. I have the vintage Cushman..the second one Mr.Pete shows in the video..I don't think they are manufactured by anyone any longer...This could be easily made on a wood lathe out of an exotic hardwood in about any size needed..The punch itself could just be a piece of mild cold rolled steel...pretty easy, afternoon fun project..

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#27
  Re: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by wood-chips (A couple more finds ...)
Those Yankee Screwdrivers can be addicting Rolleyes 
   
Picked these this morning....pair of No. 30s, and that little screwdriver....I did show some restraint, though Rolleyes 
   
Red handle is a later model Stanley ( no tip, either) and the plastic handled one in "Made in Japan"  Left both of those.....IF you look closely.. Cool
   
You'll see a bit holder in the one Yankee...I can switch out to whatever tip I need.   Cool
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#28
  Re: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by wood-chips (A couple more finds ...)
The flat-bladed turnscrews are pretty nifty, too, Bandit.
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#29
  Re: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by wood-chips (A couple more finds ...)
They cleaned up nicely, too Cool 
   
Each has a different logo, though.. Confused
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#30
  Re: Push Drill & Yankee Screwdriver by wood-chips (A couple more finds ...)
New paint on the handles...
   
Found out one of the little ones will not lock in either direction.. No
   
Bronze inserts have worn out....The Craftsman one has a different handle, left it alone, for now..
   
Seems Millers Falls made this for Sears...
   
As this is either a #610, or a #610A....

May set up a "clothes line" of sorts....all the bare wood handles will get a dip in varnish, then hung up to dry...even those flat bladed "English" pattern screwdrivers.. Cool
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