|Project by Shawn Herrington||posted 09-03-2014 02:12 PM||1258 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
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.