Gavel and Sounding Block

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 02-16-2017 01:12 PM 563 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Gavel and Sounding Block for friend. I tried something different on the sounding block, I turned it so the end grain would show. I think it adds a little something to it. I counted the rings and there were 26 up to where I turned it down. I believe this is from a branch off a big walnut tree. The handle is 8.5” long and the gavel head is 3” x 1.5”. The sounding block is 3.5” in diameter. I have two coats of tung oil applied to it.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 02:43 PM

Very cool. Beautiful work, as usual.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 03:01 PM

Great work. I make a few of these and I also usually turn the end grain up for the sounding block.

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 04:48 PM


Stellar job on the gavel and block….You would make any judge proud to own that setup…If I was a judge, I’d be proud to own it…..

-- " Don't pet the sweaty things, and don't sweat the petty things."

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 05:50 PM

Don, the verdict is in. I judge that to be a really nice gavel, fit for the supreme court.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#5 posted 02-16-2017 06:07 PM

VEry nice work Don.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 02:57 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the compliments. Dennis, This is the first time I tried the end grain up and I like it more.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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