What a cool idea and a great conversation piece. Select pieces of rustic looking spalted maple were laminated together and then hand turned into this monumental looking Gavel head. For the handle, a rustic looking piece of apple tree limb was selected and turned on the lathe and then assembled to the Gavel head. The result is this Awe-inspiring Gavel with a statement. All pieces were handed turned and sanding while on the lathe to a very smooth finish. It wood was sealed using multiple applications of a food grade mineral oil blend. When the oil has dried to the touch, it was hand rubbed with a single application of Wayne's Wood Originals own "Wood Vigor".