Miniature Goblet in Yew

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Project by TannerTurnings posted 11-19-2014 09:53 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a Disabled turner, I can no longer lift large heavy pieces of wood to mount on the lathe. The answer, in my case, is to concentrate on mainly miniature pieces.

This miniature goblet stands about 3 inches tall, and the walls below the rim are translucent.

The finish is 2 coats of Cellulose sanding sealer & 2 coats of woodwax 22 (paste wax)

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 10:03 PM

Very cool!! Bet the knot was fun to deal with. Love the colors of this piece too! Great proportions and profile.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 10:52 PM

Very Nice!! Keith, ~ Beautiful grain & colors.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 11:07 PM

Nice job Keith, your design works well with the Yew :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 12:23 AM

Sweet goblet, Keith. Yew did a fine job on it!!!......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 12:32 AM

Great job Keith, I really like the shape and the colours are beautiful.
Well done Mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 12:43 AM

Love it!!

-- JohnT

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 02:43 AM

Cool mini goblet. Love the wood used.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 11-20-2014 04:18 AM


I love the fact that being disabled you can still pursue your hobby. Keep it up!!!!

-- Putty

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#9 posted 11-20-2014 11:30 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments folks!

I’m off to the workshop shortly to see what I can make today. I’m thinking of either a Bowl or a Box…who knows? I’ll see what piece of wood takes my eye when I get in there, and decide then. lol

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#10 posted 11-20-2014 11:33 AM

Vary nice Project Keith. Well Executed and a great design!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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