sweet gum goblet

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Project by woodnut posted 11-29-2009 04:49 AM 1279 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a goblet turned from some spalted sweet gum. I all most waited to long to turn this wood, because it did have some pretty punky spots in it, but it all turned out. This also my first goblet. I have tried a few others, but all ended up in the burn pile. Thanks for looking and all comments are welcome.

-- F.Little

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 05:39 AM

Very nice! I know absolutely nothing about turning so have no idea of how an item such as this is turned but I sure like the results.


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#2 posted 11-29-2009 07:01 AM

Very nice goblet plus great wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 07:42 AM

very cool whats the finish. This is SweetGum is that the same as our Liquid Amber?

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 08:00 AM

Very nice goglet. Great shape and great wood.

Keep it up.


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#5 posted 11-29-2009 12:30 PM

The finish is blond shallac and wax. Thanks for looking guys.

-- F.Little

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#6 posted 11-29-2009 04:16 PM

Thanks for sharing, it looks great.

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 03:06 AM

very nice, my only suggestion is that if you are going to make the cup so thin then the steam also needs to be thin.just my 2 cents.

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 02:52 AM

Thanks Roper, I will take that in to account on the next one.

-- F.Little

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