|Project by OttoH||posted 10-01-2011 11:06 PM||1333 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
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.
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