How to make a Tudor execution block, step # 1:

Research.

This is the actual block used for beheading in the Tower of London, hand carved from elm 24.8″ height, 21.8″ length, 12.9″ wide, 125 lbs.

How to make a Tudor execution block, step #2:

Build frame from recycled pine that once was Shawn’s Wizard of Oz set!

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How to make a Tudor execution block, step #3:

Spend all day outside finishing framing & cutting veneer sidings.

(This is a lot slower than sewing)

How to make a Tudor execution block, step #4:

Glue veneer.

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Pro tip: use history textbooks as weights.

How to make a Tudor execution block, steps #5 – 6:

Press wood filler into corners & sand when cured.

I worked on restoring the Queen’s chair while waiting for glue & filler to dry on each of the 5 sides.

How to make a Tudor execution block, step #7:

Cut wedge of wooden salad bowl to use as the neck well.

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4am inspiration solution!

How to make a Tudor execution block, step #8:

Finished Product!

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