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Large Walnut Gavel and Sounding Block

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Project by OttoH posted 1016 days ago 1172 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this gavel out of walnut for the president of the local charity. Physically he is a big man and he wanted a large gavel and sounding block to make a statement.

The gavel head is 2 ¾ inches in diameter and 5 inches long, the handle adds another 9 ¼ inches to make the total length 12 inches. The sounding block is 3 ½ inches in diameter and 2 ½ inches tall.

I inset one head of the gavel and carved a representation of the cross, anchor, and heart which is the symbol for faith, hope, and charity. I used a set of 1.5mm carving tools from the Dockyard Model Company to do the carving. I then stained the recessed carving a dark chestnut.

I waxed everything using the Beall 3 pad system, I have all three pads set up on a dedicated bench top grinder so I do not have to switch out the pads. As with any project there are imperfections, I know they are there, I don’t like them, but they do make it unique.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD





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peteg

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#1 posted 1016 days ago

Nice job Otto, I am sure he will be pleased, I like the decoration you added & its representation :)

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

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 1016 days ago

Is his nick name “Thor”??? Nice gavel!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 1015 days ago

Nice turning jopb! If they don’t get quiet, he can use the gavel between the eyes to get their attention!

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Neight

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#4 posted 967 days ago

Very nice! I am planning to make something similar for my brother-in-law’s new baby. He is a D&D nerd and I am going to make a replica of a hammer he made, but the one I am making will be a baby rattle :p
If nothing else he should get a kick out of it.
Excellent work, great inspiration

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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