My turned screwdrivers are now for sale. They feature a solid dogwood handle and a polished magnetic bit holder which accepts all 1/4″ hex-shank screwdriver bits. The price is $30.
To make a screwdriver, I first cut a dogwood blank to size. Then I bore a 1/4″ hole to accept the shank of the magnetic bit holder and use a forstner bit to square the face of the blank to the hole.
Next, I put some cyanoacrylate glue into the hole and press the bit holder in until it is seated fully.
The screwdriver is mounted in the lathe, with the bit holder in a chuck and a live center supporting the butt end of the handle.
Finally, the screwdriver is turned to shape and a finish is applied (Photo 4).