|Project by DonR||posted 284 days ago||512 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is the Gavel I made for Monica Riney, my darling wife, for her year as Worthy Matron of our OES chapter. It is made from Pecan wood naturally fallen from the tree in the front yard of the house she grew up in. The wood was sealed with wax on the end grain and aged under my bench for about 2 1/2 years.
The dark figuring on the handle is actually pith that I stabilized by saturating it with CA glue. This has been a labor of love. The final finish is 4 layers of wipe on Poly
-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.