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Project by Shawn Herrington posted 09-03-2014 02:12 PM 1564 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the public library, I found a hard copy of A Course in Wood Turning (Archie S. Milton, Otto K. Wohlers). The book is a really quick read and some of the information is dated, but interesting nonetheless. The real value lies in the dozens of plates in the back of the book, which illustrate skill building exercises as well as finished projects. The drawing for this particular gavel is from A-II 3-C.

The head and sounding block are walnut, and the handle is mystery wood from a bin full of cut-offs that was a “gift” from a relative. The whole thing was finished with a quick wipe of boiled linseed oil.

-- -Shawn





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 02:29 PM

Very authentic looking. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 03:18 PM

That’s a nice project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 09-03-2014 08:05 PM

Very nice shape. Nice work!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 12:14 PM

Nice mallet! Thanks for the Gutenberg link too!

-- God bless, Candy

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