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Project by Lboy posted 07-23-2007 05:24 PM 1958 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another creation while learning from Stuart Batty. The wood is Ambrosia Maple, the goblet stands approx. 9 inches high, diameter of cup is 2 7/8 inches. The stem is approx. 3/16 inches in diameter.

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 07-23-2007 05:51 PM

Wow!!!That is one delicate stem. don’t let the kids near this one. really great turning.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 07-23-2007 07:27 PM

Just awesome! I love to turn goblets. You did a great job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 07-23-2007 09:29 PM

Yah.. that’s a delicate stem!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 07-23-2007 11:12 PM

Nice work! Do you support the open goblet end with a bullnose center etc. while turning the stem?

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#5 posted 07-24-2007 12:00 AM

Yes, excellent work! I would love a description of the process.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 07-24-2007 03:17 AM

Beautiful work of art. I love maple turnings also walnut. You show quite a mastery. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 07-24-2007 08:01 AM

Thank you all for the comments. Yes, Robert the goblet is supported by the tailstock while working on the stem. Here is a description as I remember it:

➢ Goblet

1. Place stock between centers and bring it to “the round”
2. Cut tenon for mounting in the chuck (I use a Vicmarc chuck)
3. Mount in chuck, move tailstock out of the way and square up the end
4. Begin hollowing out goblet, when done finish with sand paper
5. Begin cutting outside of goblet, be careful to match shape of interior
6. After outside is cut to satisfactory thickness, sand and finish
7. Cut bead under goblet, sand
8. Put tape inside of goblet and put cone on tailstock cover with tape to cushion the goblet.
9. Place tailstock back in place supporting goblet.
10. Begin cutting shaft/stem of goblet nibbling a little bit at time.
11. When shaft/stem is complete, sand
12. Cut base, sand
13. Part off and sand base of goblet

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#8 posted 07-08-2008 04:34 AM

You have demonstrated some unbelievable tool skills with this piece. Do you turn green or dry wood?

It doesn’t appear you have posted any projects for a while. I sure would like to see more of your craftsmanship, especially your turnings.

Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 07-08-2008 05:44 PM

Thanks for the compliments trifern. The square bowl, goblet, and volcano bowl were all done in a class I took from Stuart Batty. The class was awesome, it was through Craft Supplies= in Utah. It was 1 week long (8 hours /day for 5 days). There were only 8 of us in the class. I took my dad (who is the real wood turner) for his 65th birthday. Stuart is an excellent teacher. The square bowls and goblet were out of green wood. One of the square bowls I started in the class and then finished several months later. The volcano bowl was dry. In response to the postings I haven’t been in the shop much, and when I have been I have been working on a desk project for my wife. If not on the desk, then the wine bottle stoppers. The stoppers are a consistent source of income and not only easy but fun to do. I love turning the exotics.

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