Gavel for WV Senate President

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Project by drbyte posted 01-13-2017 05:47 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New gavel for the new West Virginia Senate President. 5 pieces of white oak, 2 pieces of cherry, and 2 pieces of walnut glued into blank. Single piece of walnut for handle. Handle is approx 12 inches long, head is almost 5 inches long and 2-3/4 inches diameter. Sounding block base is mahogany, top layer is red oak. Bulls-eye in center is scrap parted off from end of gavel head while on lathe. Finish on gavel is lacquer while sounding block is oil since it gets dinged quite a bit. Senate pins are embedded at 60 degrees around perimeter of sounding block and initials are wood-burning. Hope it sounds good! Quite an honor to be asked to make this for him.

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 01-13-2017 10:52 PM

That is quite an honor. Good looking whacker there. The pres will certainly be pleased.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#2 posted 01-16-2017 01:24 AM

Nice gavel, Mountaineers are always free.

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