white oak fumed goblet

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Project by Roper posted 10-13-2009 07:58 PM 2130 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this goblet is a piece of white oak it is 7 inchs tall by 3 1/2 inchs across the stem is about 1/4 thick. after turning the goblet i placed it in a plastic box with a cap full of ammonia and let the wood darken, once i got the color i like i sprayed about 4 or 5 coats of laquer on it to seal the whole piece.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 10-13-2009 08:08 PM

Amazing form.. really like the piece.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#2 posted 10-13-2009 08:39 PM

cool goblet unique for sure

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-13-2009 08:42 PM


that looks so delicate i like this must of been a joy to make

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#4 posted 10-13-2009 09:17 PM

Well done.

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 11:40 PM

Nice job. I like the delicate stem. If I tried to turn that it would end up accross the shop for shure!

-- Scott, South Carolina

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#6 posted 10-14-2009 07:46 AM

Great design and turning. Never heard of “Fumeing” before. Gives it a nice color, and brings out the grain.

Just one thought, The foot looks a little too big around for the top. Almost the same. Do you think it would look more proportional if the foot were only about 2/3 the top? JMHO

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 10-14-2009 01:52 PM

Nice turning…....... But OAK…. too porous a wood for a goblet….but it still looks nice….
Scrappy, I had the same thought. Foot looks a bit large for the goblet.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 10-14-2009 02:16 PM

Lovely turning but I fail to see the difference between it being “fumed” and the natural look of white oak?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 10-14-2009 04:43 PM

thanks guys, glad you like the goblet. the foot on this one is a little big, the new ones i’m doing have a large cup and a smaller foot. roman if i can i will take a pic of the fumed oak next to a piece of natural, it is much darker.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#10 posted 10-14-2009 05:00 PM

Roper, Great turning. I like the look of the fumed oak. I’m doing a quarter sawn white oak gun cabinet right now, but I don’t think I have a large enough plastic box. lol. Great look.

-- John @

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#11 posted 10-17-2009 09:39 PM

Beautiful, just beautiful. Nice turniing.

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

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#12 posted 05-06-2010 02:05 AM

I like your work, but have grown away from my oak fascination, however this piece has an incredible shape and the medullary rays with the fumed oak are just breath taking. Would like to see you make a set of these oak goblets (if you’re willing to deal with turning oak for that long of a period)

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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