|Project by Karson||posted 12-31-2006 11:52 PM||3389 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
The person who commissioned the Pulpit for the church wanted a Gavel for the Pastors Wife. So this is my first try at turning a gavel. He wanted one BIG. He gave me a 4 X 4 of Osage Orange to turn the gavel from. It’s about 3.25 ” in Diameter and about 7 ” long. The handle was about 15” long. It was turned from 5/4 Osage Orange. I tapered the hole in the head of the gavel and split the handle and then used a blind wedge to secure it to the head. I used Epoxy glue. The moisture content of the 4 X 4 was a little high but the cutoff piece from the turned head has not developed any cracks yet so hopefully all will be well.
I also made an Osage Orange Pounding Block so she wouldn’t be pounding on the Pulpit.
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