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Project by lrob posted 913 days ago 878 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up a gavel I made of Red Heart scraps I had in the shop. It is about 9” from mallet to end of handle. The mallet is 3 1/2” with a diameter of 2” at the faces. I love making something useful out of scraps. It was really a great little project just to make sawdust and pretty sawdust at that. I finished it with 3 coats of hand rubbed BUSH OIL.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!





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alfa189

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#1 posted 913 days ago

That is fantastic! I know several judges that I would love to make these for. I can turn them on the lathe with no problem, but how did you affix the handle to the mallet piece? Jam fit? wedge at the top like a hatchet? Or some other clever way. I would hate for the top piece to come flying off during a trial…although come to think of it, that would be pretty awesome. haha..thanks.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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lrob

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#2 posted 913 days ago

I threaded the handle and mallet and glued it together. It was a 9/16” thread. I got the set of wood thread and dies at an auction about a month ago and just had to try it out.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!

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alfa189

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#3 posted 913 days ago

Oooooooooohhhhhhh….i get it… very cool.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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