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Needed a new type of screwdriver.....lee valley wanted way to much for one of theirs, was out of stock, anyway. Needed a screwdriver to remove these... Called "Split nuts". Decide I could make my own screwdriver, first i needed a 1/2" spade bit Well...Lowes did sell singles. Then dig through the "spares" box, looking for a handle... That could accept a hex shaft, and lock on to it ( yellow "stripe" is a flip out compartment for bits.meh) I think that will do as a start....needed to take this, a saw, and a big cup of water to the shop....and clear a spot on the crowded bench Grind and dunk until I got this far....grinder even got a start on a notch....file to refine the notch into a square shape.. Then keep thinning the end, until it fits the slots, exactly. Some of the slots needed cleaned out...but.. Seems to work. Had to narrow the "blade" a tad, to fit the smaller sized nut...which are stamped on their non-show side.. Washbourne Patent...DEC 31 1867. Plan now is to scrounge up a punch to gently drive each bolt back through the handle, take the handle of the saw off. Clean and sharpen the saw's blade, and maybe refinish the handle. Will even shine up the brass.... Not too bad, for a $1 saw? Bottom saw is a bit newer Panel saw...by Simonds. Sorry, no medallion on the rip saw...... Stay tuned