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Project by Cliff posted 10-05-2015 11:39 AM 623 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the urge to make a Gavel. Not sure if it is correct in shape, I think the Head of the Gavel should have been more meaty and tapered back with a rippled effect toward the centre. However I will try and be more fancy next time.
The total length is 10 1/4Inches. (26cm) The head of the Gavel is 3 3/4Inches X 2 1/4Inches.(9.5cm X 5.7cm)
The Finish is 4 Coats of Danish Oil and sanded between the first two coats.

Thank you very much for looking….......I Sentence all Lumber Jocks to Many Happy Hours in the Shop…....

Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 01:11 PM

I’m not sure of the correct shape myself, if there is one, but is looks perfect to me. This is something I should make to get some order in our house. Ha ha. Again that is a very select piece of Elm. Nice work Cliff. Now use it to get some law and order at home.

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 01:13 PM

Cliff, this is a beautiful shop made tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 01:26 PM

Very, very nice turning sir. It’d be quite useful along with a couple of mates in any Masonic lodge; and the officers would be proud to employ them.. So mote it be!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 04:46 PM

I think it looks fantastic!

Nice small project and conversations starter!

DO NOT let women near it!! They think it is a MAN-TAMER!

-- just rjR

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 07:34 PM

Great looking gavel Cliff any lodge Master would be proud to own it. Nice turning mate, like the look of the Chinese Elm, I might trim a couple of branches of mine.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Cliff

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#6 posted 10-06-2015 07:10 AM

Hi Dave, Thank you for the nice comments. ......Law and Order it is Ha Ha.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

Charles, Thank you, Much Appreciated.

Kind regards,
Cliff.

Russell, thank you for your comments. Always great to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

Hi Ralph,
I am glad you like the Gavel. Thank you.
You could be right, Women Might Think it is a Man Tamer.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

G’day Bob, Thank you for your nice comments, as always much appreciated….....Might be time for you to trim some Branches from your Chinese Elm Trees…...Combine Gardening with Wood Work Ha, Ha.
I would be interested to see if your Southern Chinese Elm is the same as the Queensland Variety.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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TM3

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#7 posted 10-06-2015 01:27 PM

This is quite a beautiful piece. Well done!

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Cliff

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#8 posted 10-06-2015 11:42 PM

TM3. Thank you.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-08-2015 01:48 AM

That is a good looking gavel, Cliff. Nice going!!

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

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Cliff

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#10 posted 10-08-2015 06:36 AM

Jim. Thank you.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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DCooksey

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#11 posted 10-08-2015 06:16 PM

Nice gavel Cliff. I’ve got a pile of Chinese Elm outside my garage. I really like the wood. Turns nice, finishes nice, and has a nice classy look. I have plans to make a few gavels out of it as gifts for some of my fraternal brothers.

I’m making a gavel out of cherry tomorrow night for a young man who is being installed as Master Counselor in our DeMolay chapter this weekend. During the past I have found that there really is no “correct shape” other than it can be recognized as such. I must admit though that the youth seem to like their large enough to wield Thor style (sigh).

Great thing is I can just let my imagination run while turning the gavel head and handle. In my case, I tend to include some subtle symbology as well. If it’s custom, it all depends upon the intended recipient.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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Cliff

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#12 posted 10-09-2015 11:46 AM

Hi DCooksey. Thank you for the nice comments.
Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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