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    HERE COME THE JUDGE - HERE COME THE JUDGE

    I received a commission to make a gavel for a new judge that will be swarn in in January. The client picked PADUK for it. As usual, it turned great and smelled good, too. After polishing the bare to 4000, I wiped it down with Butcher Block Oil. I looked at it and it didn't need any finish, so I used the Tripoly and Wax of the beal system.

    It was Laser engraved by a Friend. The judge's name on one side and "Justice with Mercy" on the other.

    Thanks for lookin'

    Bruce

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    Very, very cool!
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    Nice. I see you made it stout for real usining. A lot of gavels are made with really tiny handles, I'm not sure how they stand up.

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    Nice work Bruce. Padauk is fun to turn, ya gotta love that orange dust.........and you are right about the smell.......good stuff!

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    Nice gavel Bruce. I love the wood and finish. Nice work.
    Bernie W.

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    Thanks all. I hope he thinks as much of it as you do.

    Might even get me out a jam sometime later??!!!???

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Shiverdecker View Post
    Thanks all. I hope he thinks as much of it as you do.

    Might even get me out a jam sometime later??!!!???

    Bruce
    I see you live in Central Illinois. Couldn't happen here . There is no nepotism, patronage, payola, kickbacks, or corruption in these parts.

    And that's a fact.

    Very nice work.

    Larry

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    Larry you sound like someone "in the know".

    Bruce

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    Just a regular guy. I only know what I read in the papers. There's plenty to read lately.

    Larry

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