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Making of a Gavel

03-03-2014 05:37 PM by drbyte | 1 comment »

Thought I’d post here a little about making a ‘segmented’ or glued-up gavel. First few pix show the glue-up and clamping. (And people, (non-wodworkers-wives-co-workers), wonder why us lumberjocks always need more clamps!) Then turning the handle: And then turning the head of the gavel. I leave my handle tenon about 7/8 inch on large gavels. I drill the handle tenon (1/4”) and insert 2” piece of steel rod or carbon fiber to reinforce it at the head joint, epoxied in place. I then epoxy handle to head. Tenon is usually 1.5” long or there-about. Turned round first: Then beads/coves or other techniques as needed: Sanded to...

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