Gavel and Sounding Block

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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 777 days ago 1501 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very happy to announce that my oldest daughter has finished with honors and graduated from Law School last week. The gavel and block is a gift from a loving dad to his daughter. Made with East Indian Rose Wood and American Holly. The Pens are made from teak from the original decks of the USS Wisconsin (BB 64), WWII battleship. See my tables post for the story of the teak wood! The pens were gifts to others who participated in the graduation.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 777 days ago

Very nicely done!!Your daughter will treasure that forever!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 777 days ago

Excellent work I must say! And congratulations to you and your family as well!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 777 days ago

Congratulations on your success and your family a nice gift to the daughter.


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#4 posted 777 days ago

Great work Charles, I’m sure you are very proud of your daughter and no doubt she will be very pleased and proud of the present you have made for her.

Well done.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 777 days ago

Hi Charles;

That’s great, congratulations. I know what a big accomplishment that is.

Beautiful job on the Gavel and pens.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 777 days ago

Congratulations. You must be very proud. The Gavel and Block is beautiful. Seriously nice work! The attention to detail it spot on. I think any lawyer would be honored to have that!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#7 posted 776 days ago

Congrats to you for a beautiful project and congrats to your daughter on graduating with honors. I’m not sue a lot of people fully grasp the level of commitment that entails.


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Craig Havran

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#8 posted 776 days ago

Very well done. Perfectly balanced. I like the inscription on the handle. Very proud father.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#9 posted 775 days ago

Congratulations all around .
I know the feeling that you enjoy as a proud father and you are a accomplished craftsman Charles .
Beautiful gifts , well done and full of love .


-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 656 days ago

From a fellow barrister, tell your daughter congratulations! And I’m sure about now she has good news from bar results, or soon will. That gavel is amazing. Unfortunately, none of the judges around here use gavels anymore.

Now she’ll have a desk you can fill up with all sorts of other woodworking projects. Business card holders, paper weight, letter opener.

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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