Here is the second half of a post on making some screwdriver handles.
I parted the handle from the rest of the blank but left some waste on the end so the main part was not damaged when hammering the shank into place. The waste wast removed with a carving knife.
After sanding down the handles with some 220 grit paper, I applied some tung oil to bring out the colour. For full disclosure, I made a mistake with the largest handle in that the hole was not quite parallel to the handle length: the shank jutted out at an angle. The small and medium handles came out great though. I’ll redo the large one sometime soon. Any comments on how to drill the hole better (without a drill press) would be most welcome!