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Project by PASs posted 805 days ago 960 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gavel and striker made on commission for a young lady graduating law school.

Wood is more Indian Dontknow I use in most of my projects.

Turned on my old Craftsman Tube lathe.

Sanded to 320 grit, sealed with 2 pound shellac, then polished on the Beall system.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 805 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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nonickswood

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#2 posted 805 days ago

Nice Job! I am sure she will love it.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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Roger

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#3 posted 805 days ago

Very nice Pete. The finish really makes it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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SakeenaBlue

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#4 posted 804 days ago

Very nice! I have been asked to make 4 of these! the first try was too small. How big were the gavel blanks?

-- Nancy

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PASs

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#5 posted 804 days ago

Sakeena….
The wood is dunnage from freight shipped out of India.
Each piece when I get it has been rough milled to about 2×2 1/2 inches and 24 or 36 inches long.
Some pieces I turn I throw on without any preparation, others I rip to square on the table saw and then turn.
This particular piece I had jointed and planned to about 1 3/4 by 2 1/4, then ripped to square.

Here’s an old picture of a stack of it right off the truck.
I have about 1200 pieces like this.
Some is Acacia, some is ebony, some is Curly Movingui, some is teak, some is mahogany, and most of it I just don’t know.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Pete Santos

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#6 posted 541 days ago

Man, I’ve been trying to source acacia!!! hard to find….i believe it’s the same as monkeypod, or at least similar. Anyways, that wood it excellent for engraving!

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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