|Project by scrappy||posted 10-19-2009 03:01 AM||1834 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Well, I got a commission from a guy at work. He belongs to a Radio Control Car Raceing Club and they wanted to have a Gavel for their meetings. He spoke up and said “I know a guy that can make one!” It felt good to be known for playing with wood. ( I say playing because this isn’t a job, it’s fun) First time I had to bid on a job and it was LOW. Told him the price might be a little higher depending on wood cost but underestimated my time. Oh Well. It is for a freind and it is advertizing.
Well on with it. The head is 2 3/4 inch Diam. and 5 1/2 inch long. Handle is 10 inch long and 1 3/8 inch diam at widest, 1 inch post 2 inches into head. Used a blind bottom wedge and glue so it should stay on good.
My frieind wanted a LARGE gavel so I went a little oversize.
Walnut head from Woodworkers Source. Walnut handle from pallet wood.
Not finished yet. Only one coat of Tung Oil/Varnish so far. Have to sand and coat more later. (sorry, I was to excited to wait and post later)
Please leave all comments and critiques. Allways looking to improve. Thank You all for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!