The Gong

The Gong

My late father-in-law, Dr. Don Verne “Buddy” Joseph sported this Chinese gong and likely used it in one of his bands. It really needed to be displayed properly so I came up with this design for displaying it and making it fully functional, using white oak and dark maple. It has a little divot for the mallet, leather straps for suspending the gong and sturdy through bolts with hiding caps. The walnut blocks, hiding caps and stand-offs are all stained with ebony and as a contrast to that, the oak has a natural, satin poly acrylic finish .

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