So I thought I would put up a shot of my Sonic Screwdrivers I own so far.
The first one that looks like a simple cylinder is a replica I made of the 2nd Doctors Sonic Screwdriver as seen from 1967 to 1969 and was featured in serials such as Fury From the Deep, Tombs of the Cybermen and the War Games. I made it from a simple pen light...which is basically what the real prop was. It's hard to tell from the footage what kind and what the entire thing looked like however, so i had to guess. I found a pen light that was as close as i could find to the kind of construction a pen light from the 1960's would be like, and proceeded to strip the black paint off it and then buffed the casing out with steel wool. I decided to leave the pocket clip off because I thought it put the pen light into context as a pen light a little too easily.
Next is an RB Replicas Tom Baker era Sonic Screwdriver. It is his newer model and quite a nice piece. I made some minor tweaks to it here and there including buffing out the casing with steel wool, adding a small steel washer between the emitter halo and neck, and changing the emitter unit there with an Alnico magnet that I stripped the red powder coat off of and then painted with Krylon black texture paint. I also changed the internal spring for the slider mechanism because the original was a tad too strong.
Next is a personal favorite of mine, a solid bronze sonic screwdriver made by fellow DA member Carthoris
who made this for me a year or two ago. I decided to give him a sonic similar to the one next to it however I am behind in that. I will be sending him one soon, don't worry, I didn't forget Carthoris. I WILL get the others finished.
Lastly is a model I made and has served me VERY well over the year or so that I've had it...probably less than a year. anyway, it's made from modded brass fittings and faucet parts and features a light system in it. i recently experimented and found a battery that works WAY better in this type than the button cells I was using before. I also experimented on aging the finish a bit, but I'm not too sure the result worked the way i wanted it to.