They come with nice hardware and a decent set of instructions.
So, first think to do is throw away the instructions, they require a bunch of things I don't have, like a lathe. I mean, who needs a lathe for a turning kit?
Add a chunk of yew to the mix and I'm ready to go.
First up - drill a hole for the screwdriver shaft, the instructions say to drill a slightly bigger hole for the coupler - I'm ignoring that bit, I have a plan ;)
Needed to make a quick holder for the wood - I'm going to try and freehand the entire thing so don't need to square up the stock first.
So,2 of these and I can just use a reference edge instead of squaring & measuring everything. Reference 1 edge And then just use that edge on the V shape to square up an octagon, just rotate it until all the flats are about the same width (And the hole is in the middle). Onto fitting the coupler, instead of drilling a big hole and filling it with epoxy, I'm just chiseling out the shape for a tight fit. Then fill it with epoxy, just to be sure, the shape of the wood will stop it slipping and I had to hammer it in, so it's not coming out anytime. Markup and make a couple of stop cuts, I'm going for a really fat London pattern Handle, mostly because I like the look of that sap wood and want to keep some of it in. Just rasp, file then sand for the end of the handle.
Chisel and rasp out the shape at the other side for the ferrule.
That'll work, I'll leave it off for now and epoxy it on later so it doesn't get dinged up. Then just shape the curved section at the front.
Epoxy on the ferrule to finish.
And that's it, fun little build, I'll do more of their kits when I have a bit of spare time.