Woodturning a Goblet

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Blog entry by Brett posted 07-29-2012 12:09 PM 3753 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a video of turning a goblet made from English Walnut. It is for my newborn son.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 01:15 PM

Nice work…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#2 posted 07-29-2012 01:45 PM

A great project and a wonderful video. Thanks for putting the surprise in, it helps us all to remember the unexpected can happen while turning.

Congratulations on your newborn son!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 07-29-2012 02:13 PM

Brett, that’s a very nice goblet and a well made video. BTW, I went to your website and took the tour of your shop. You have a very nice shop and that video was enjoyable as well. Thanks for posting. The surprise was a little scary looking.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 03:28 PM

Thank you to everyone!

I left the surprise in because it happens. I was just about to stop with the parting tool and cut the last little bit with a saw with the lathe off. There was enough friction to break the small amount of wood still holding the pieces together and then…. SURPRISE! it happened. Another good lesson learned.

I am glad that you all enjoyed the video and thanks again,

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#5 posted 07-29-2012 04:44 PM

Nice work. I would recommend that you not hold the drill bit in your hand while boring the hole… if the drill bit caught it would start spinning and really do some damage.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 07-29-2012 09:41 PM

Thank you Rustic!

Thank you for the tip about the drill bit. If anyone doesn’t feel confident or if a procedure feels unsafe, DON’T DO IT! I have no issue with using the bit in the manner that I used it but, I would NOT use a bit larger than 3/8” in diameter or longer than the 4.5” of depth of the bit. Anything larger than that I wouldn’t be comfortable with personally and would use a chuck in the tailstock to hold and drive the bit. This is my personal comfort level. A person cannot go wrong erring on the side of safety and I do appreciate your insight. Thank you again.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#7 posted 08-17-2012 10:34 PM

Nice goblet. Nice video.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 08-28-2012 01:16 PM

Great video, thanks for sharing it! :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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