Another Gavel & Block (made for a friend)

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Project by TannerTurnings posted 11-13-2014 04:43 PM 1147 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After me making the last Gavel & Block, that I did for a charity auction (raised £35, or about $55 US) I have had numerous requests to make others.

This one is predominantly Oak, with the body of the Block being Marbled Mahogany. It’s been made for an old friend of mine, who will be giving it to as a present to a friend of his.

The finish is 3 coats of Cellulose Sanding Sealer, & 2 coats of Woodwax 22 (paste wax)

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 06:24 PM

There aren’t enough wooden hammers these days! So, did you CLAP CLAP it after you made it? Or perhaps when the auction ended? :)

-- Here to learn

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 09:47 PM

Very nice one, Keith!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 10:02 PM

Nice job, bet that Oak head will make a thud when it hits the block

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 10:14 PM

Nice job Keith, I like the contrast of different woods in the Block.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 12:09 AM

Great job Keith, love the contrasting woods.
Congratulations on the Auction result.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 11-14-2014 12:13 AM

Thanks for the kind comments folks!

It does make a nice “thud” Pete, just what you would hope for in a Gavel & Block.

They are an interesting, if a little simple project, that I’ll probably make a few more of as people have been asking about them.

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#7 posted 01-04-2015 05:16 PM

looks like some weekend fun at the wood lathe! well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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