Commemorative Gavels

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Project by drbyte posted 02-10-2013 07:29 PM 1787 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These gavels were turned for retiring committee chairmen in the West Virginia Legislature. The heads are Walnut and Maple. Handles are Cherry. The stands are mostly Walnut with a little oak on one and a Mahogany handle rest for both of them. The cradles are lined with black leather. Gavels are finished with many coats of hand rubbed lacquer, sounding boards and stands are Danish oil. A bass strip will be added around the head in the center citing years served and committee names. Fun projects for sure!

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 07:42 PM

Nice work Dennis,these are really unique gavels.

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 07:43 PM

I like the carryover of the pattern from the gavel head to the sounding boards.

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

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 08:57 PM

Really nicely done

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-10-2013 09:54 PM

Thanks a lot guys! Appreciate the look-see and the kudos!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 02-10-2013 10:34 PM

I was going to suggest that once this fellow retires the gavels could become mallets but they are too pretty for that :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 04:04 PM

Now those are Gavels !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 03:21 PM

Great looking gavels! Love the wood combination and the finish. Great tributes for sure.

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