Friend of a friend wanted a gavel and block for xmas for his favourite nephew who is studying law. Dunno what he is going to get him when he actually graduates. Anyway, who am I to argue. Dug up some nice blackwood, and did a bit of googling. And Bob’s your uncle. The block is hollow underneath so it makes quite a nice satisfying “bop” sound to wake up the jury. Wedged tenon in the head. Not quite perfect. But hey it is my first one. :S The little nob on the end is Soloman’s ebony. I ended up making a couple of them till it looked right. Customer happy. Haven’t heard if the recipient liked it.

Sanded to 400# and rubbed with a bit of danish oil.gavelandblock