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First Gavel

This started out as kind of a joke. Our kids talk about the most ridiculous stuff at dinner and I said I needed a gavel to get some order around here :-) We are also big Sons of Anarchy fans. Anyways, I thought it would be a fun build and a good conversation piece. It was a little harder than expected, and it's not perfect, but I learned some stuff and had fun.
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Looks good. Thanks for the story behind the piece. Adds a lot of interest.
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looks pretty good to me
and great family time around the table
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Thanks guys, overall I'm pretty happy with it. There are a few tool marks and I now have a real appreciation for people who do duplicate spindle work. Trying to make each side of the head symmetrical wasn't easy and was a fail but close enough.

I did break out the regular chisels and and practice with them on the handle. I can see where the advantage would be over EWT's with SHARP quality tools.

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nice, looks better than my first gavel
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nice, looks better than my first gavel

Yup, mine too! it looks great!
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Your gavel turned out really good looking, has very nice shapes especially on the spindle. Wood choice is beautiful and the finish as well.
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That's really beautiful actually.
I guess it'll get your point across. Lol
Nice job and I see your turnings are getting better every time.

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That's really beautiful actually.
I guess it'll get your point across. Lol
Nice job and I see your turnings are getting better every time.
Thanks, when are you getting a lathe and joining us in this vortex? :)

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Your gavel turned out really good looking, has very nice shapes especially on the spindle. Wood choice is beautiful and the finish as well.
Thanks, the handle was from a cut off 4/4 from the lumber store. It ended up having some really neat grain.

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Thanks, when are you getting a lathe and joining us in this vortex? :)
Still haven't found one for me yet. But I'm saving up$

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I needed a gavel to get some order around here :-)
i need one of those myself, but something tells me there would be a lot of contempt charges...LOL

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i need one of those myself, but something tells me there would be a lot of contempt charges...LOL

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Haha, so far I've been too liberal, time to start handing down more fines and solitary confinement.

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