Here’s a little idea I had last night, & decided to work out a way I could do it. It’s a Fully Off Axis Stemmed Goblet, where the whole of the stem is a half inch (13mm) off set from the cup & the base. To do this, I roughed to round, formed the cup, hollowed out (leaving the walls rather thicker than usual) & finished the inside & outside of the cup. (I should have also finished the shoulder of the stem section too…I’ll know for next time!) I then made a jam block that has a tennon that fits inside the cup, and the shoulder of this block is also coved out to fit the curve of the lip of the cup. I then made a hole, half an inch from the center of this block, to take the point of my live center. I then put a glue block in the chuck & lined up the whole piece between the glue block & the live center, in the off center axis position, and marked the face of the glue block to define where I needed the hot glue. I applied plenty of glue to the glue block and stuck the work piece to it, using the tailstock to support & apply a little pressure. Then added a bead of glue to the outer edge, just to make sure it was stuck in place properly, and, with the lathe set at its slowest speed, turned the stem section to round. Then it’s a case of shaping the stem as you wish, sand, seal, and finish…..I just didn’t have enough time to do the sanding etc today, but hope to finish this tomorrow.
-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!