“Push driver” by rhoing

“Push driver”

Another of my dad’s tools, etched with “Mitch.” My youngest brother-in-law said, “That looks like a push driver, very cool and hard to find.” Googled the model etched on the barrel, Yankee Handyman 233H, and found this YouTube video.

Dad’s/Mine still has nine bits (didn’t know interchangeable bits came in different sizes): 4 drill bits; 4 slotted screwdriver bits; 1 Phillips head. Tested a drill bit on the dart board backboard in the photo: Well I’ll be — it actually drills holes! Good to know.

Lastly, I discovered why the Phillips bit was the bit in place rather than stored in the handle: it doesn’t fit in the handle!

Not the best photo (1/15" at f2.8), but a fun story. I need to go back and tag all the hand-me-down tools I have so I can see them all on one page…

Looking back (five butterflies, but this is butterfly season)
1 year ago: “Spicebush Swallowtail”
2 years ago: “Pipevine Swallowtail [Filler]”
3 years ago: “Monarch on Milkweed”
4 years ago: “Golden Gate Bridge”
5 years ago: “Common milkweed [Travel day]”
6 years ago: “Horace’s Duskywing”
7 years ago: “Sorry! Another Orange Sulphur”
8 years ago: “Eremnophila aureonotata (a “thread-waisted wasp”)”
9 years ago: “During”

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You know, that could be a little more sonic.
That's hilarious if you watch Dr. Who.
August 16th, 2020  
Fascinating to hear about our tools. Makes me sad I let my dad's tools slip away. He was always one to keep treasures.
August 16th, 2020  
These are so handy! Thanks for the reminder - I've got to clean out my tool box.
August 16th, 2020  
@missjenn Alas, that's one show we never started. :-\
August 16th, 2020  
@marlboromaam Happy to help!
August 16th, 2020  
@missjenn My younger daughter has advised me — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_screwdriver :)
August 17th, 2020  
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