Commemorative Gavels

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Project by drbyte posted 529 days ago 954 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 529 days ago

Nice work Dennis,these are really unique gavels.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 529 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 529 days ago

Really nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 529 days ago

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

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 529 days ago

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 528 days ago

Now those are Gavels !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#7 posted 527 days ago

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

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