|Project by FiremanJim||posted 11-08-2015 02:56 AM||1117 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I made this goblet from a nice piece of Mequite that I rescued from a friends BBQ wood pile. The piece stands 12” tall, 4” in diameter at the base and 3” in diameter at the top. The cup is about 4.5 inches deep and the wall thickness is slightly under 1/8”.
I like leaving the natural edge and bark on the piece. It makes it easier for people to envision the fact that the goblet was always inside the log. I didn’t “create” the goblet, I simply cut away the excess to reveal the inner beauty that lay hidden from world.
I made this to be part of a silent auction at my daughters elementary school fall festival. I used a fast drying urethane to finish the piece. It is always fun working with Mesquite.
One of the joys of working with Mesquite is the stark contrast between the heart wood and the sap wood. Since it is never perfectly symmetrical, the lines of demarcation transform into a fiery thing of beauty.
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