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Mesquite goblet with natural edge

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Project by FiremanJim posted 11-08-2015 02:56 AM 1147 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"





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Betsy

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#1 posted 11-08-2015 03:30 AM

Wow. I bet it draws a nice bid. It looks great!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 11-08-2015 03:38 AM

Thanks Betsy,

The final bid was $35. Not bad for an elementary fall festival.

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 11-08-2015 03:33 PM

Very nice work! After seeing how nice that came out I’ll find it hard to burn another hunk of firewood!
Good luck with the Auction!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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FiremanJim

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#4 posted 11-08-2015 05:24 PM

Thanks Woodshaver,

I had two years of wood shop in junior high and two more in high school. Loved every minute. I especially love the smell of cut maple.

Jim

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#5 posted 11-08-2015 05:30 PM

I must have missed your post to Betsy that your goblet received a $35. bid. Congratulations Jim!
Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 11-08-2015 07:05 PM

Nice job & a good bid well done. Are you able to show the photos right way up ? they just look a bit wonky side on
cheers
pete

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

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#7 posted 11-08-2015 07:27 PM

This really turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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FiremanJim

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#8 posted 11-08-2015 08:55 PM

Thanks Pete,

Not sure why the photos came out sideways. I tried several times to rotate them, but it kept defaulting to the way you see it now. Was quite frustrating. I guess that just goes to show I am better at woodworking than computers.
Jim

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"

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#9 posted 11-08-2015 08:55 PM

Thanks Charles,

I appreciate the kind words.

Jim

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"

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#10 posted 11-08-2015 09:11 PM

A little help from a friend! :)

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 11-08-2015 09:30 PM

Wow, thanks Tony! I appreciate it!

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"

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#12 posted 11-10-2015 04:34 PM

The new and improved photos are now posted. Thanks again to Tony for helping straighten me out!

Jim

-- "Creating sawdust since 1979"

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#13 posted 11-10-2015 05:16 PM

Your welcome Jim! The photos look great now but your goblet is even more Awesome! It reminds me of my younger days when I eat Hot Fudge Sundays and the fudge ran over the edge. :)

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 11-10-2015 05:46 PM

that’s a really nice piece!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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