Fossil Bluff

What an honor it was to be called upon again to create a truly useful tool for the new Master at my mother Lodge. In January 2018, I was asked if it would be possible for me to make a suitable replica of the gavel that Sam Houston used when he was a Mason! Fortunately, the Grand Lodge of Texas has the gavel on display in their Sam Houston Museum.

While the materials that were used are unknown to me, I was fairly certain I could get the job done. I sourced some Texas Ebony and a very nice and very hard piece of Maple that had just a bit of chatoyance to it.

While turning a gavel on a lathe may seem pretty straight forward, I’ll tell you, turning a gavel while filming and moving cameras around is a whole other level of preparation! This was the first time I’ve ever filmed a project, and I had no idea that so much vibration was going on!

I never miss a chance to use my OneTIME Fibonacci Gauge tool from Woodpeckers and the Silky TakeruBoy Butterfly Saw!

So please sit back, subscribe to my channel on YouTube and give this video a quick watch!

Music by ContiMusic.

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Fossil Bluff

Fossil Bluff

Since 1999 Fossil Bluff (http://www.fossilbluff.com) has made bespoke hand crafted curious creations and is a purveyor of uncommon Masonic artifacts. Our primary goal has been fantastic customer satisfaction and to provide quality crafted products, all…


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Since 1999 Fossil Bluff (http://www.fossilbluff.com) has made bespoke hand crafted curious creations and is a purveyor of uncommon Masonic artifacts. Our primary goal has been fantastic customer satisfaction and to provide quality crafted products, all carefully crafted in our fine workshop.

We strive to integrate apparel, art, music, crafts, and visual media, while supporting non-profit organizations like Freemasonry and the Inland Fishery Management Department of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation. (http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/donations/)

We are a cultural sounding board that offers a relaxed state of mind and an opportunity to connect with the world around us. We promote ‘touch-not-tech’ and an environment rich with cooperation, truth, relief, and brotherly love.

Life is an adventure and we are here to help make it better for all of us.

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