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    Order in the court . . .

    Hello All:

    I'm a relatively new turner. One day my daughter walks by my lathe and say in a passing manner, you should make a gavel. I say yes, that would be interesting - bit I never get around to it.

    One day I'm driving with LOML and she says - are you making the gavel for our daughter yet? I say she's mentioned it but it didn't seem that important.

    Then the back story comes out. Her class is doing a Model United Nations in World History and apparently they do not have a gavel. That changes everything.

    I went out to the garage and found a piece of 2-1/2" stock I picked up from Allen Levine this spring and turned the head. It's pretty rough but I had fun doing it. It was the first time I used my chuck on a project so it was interesting.

    I then turned the handle and attached it. I buggerred up the recess for the handle as I was doing it by hand - I was in a hurry and couldn't/wouldn't do it another way.

    I think the handle is too short but AOME (the apple of my eye - my daughter) thinks it's fine.



    The finish is really too rough but it's going to school tomorrow!

    Cheers

    Jim
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    She will be going to school proud and with a smile on her face tomorrow Jim, well done

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    "All rise" cuz that's not bad even for an experienced kinda turner. I here by sentence you to life...in the Vortex
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    I was in Rainbow and my dad made my gavel for me when I became Worthy Adviser (no comments from the peanut gallery).

    She will cherish it.

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    i am offerun yu a pardon if yu swear to obstain from any more spinny stuff
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    She's got one pretty cool Dad! That's a seriously nice looking bonker, er, I mean Gavel there!!!

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    Good Job... don't let that Larry Dude keep you away... feel the force... go with the force...
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    Daddy made it. That is all that matters.
    Good for daddy.
    Gavel is nice too.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    No WAY, Candy Man. I can see him spiraling down deeper into the vortex AND for the FIRST gavel outstanding work - Nicely balanced face to face and, if necessary, the handle can be lenthened. Just put another piece on the lathe and have at it!

    Bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Daddy made it. That is all that matters.
    Good for daddy.
    Gavel is nice too.
    Yep, all true!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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