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Pecan Gavel

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Project by DonR posted 06-02-2013 11:50 PM 625 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 02:35 AM

Fantastic work brother… Awesome that the Pecan used has such a history for her… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Rockbuster

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 05:19 PM

From one Don to another, nice work on the gavel, This is something that I also like to make, nice clean lines on this one.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 12:58 AM

Great work brother. Your wife is very lucky to receive such a fine gavel.

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 04:26 PM

I’m sure that there is so much love because the gavel is a beauty. Love the beautiful pecan, shapes and the finish.

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 04:48 PM

It’s a beautiful gavel. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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