“Inspired by Jimmy DiResta” seems to be stamped across a lot of makers’ YouTube projects these days. Jimmy’s shopcraft mojo really strikes a chord and inspires a lot of people to head to their garages in search of their own maker muse.
In this video, the Tableft workshop was inspired by Jimmy’s now-iconic DiResta ice pick to build a really nifty butterfly pick and Phillips head driver using only an old screwdriver blade and a length of broken motorcycle chain.
The first thing that was needed was to weld the links of the chain that will form the two sides of the handle for the pick.
The last thing that was done after some heat treating was to add a belt ring to one side of the handle. The ring has the added function of locking the handle in place when in use.