My First Woodcarving Commission

A few months ago, I was asked to carve a non-traditional gavel and base for the board president of a national association.

The gavel was to be carved in an hourglass shape modeled on the ivory gavel used for decades by the US Senate, using wood from an olive branch and a base that was formerly an award presented by their founder.

See the process unfold below in photos, as well as a video that was used to tell the story when the gavel and base were presented to the board of the association.


Here’s a video that tells the story…

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