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Project by Bob Collins posted 12-26-2009 06:26 AM 989 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to do some goblets as Xmas presents. Never having turned these before I have now found they are a fun way to use up some smaller pieces of wood. These are turned from Tasmanian Myrtle, Myrtle Burl, with No 6 from Elm and Blackwood.

Merry Christmas to all L.J’ers from the land down under.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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#1 posted 12-26-2009 07:04 AM

Looks good most unique.

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#2 posted 12-26-2009 08:10 AM

Great turnings. Love the shapes and wood choices.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#3 posted 12-26-2009 08:52 AM

looking good
how big/small are they
they look like they cuold be used for snaps glas

Dennis

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#4 posted 12-26-2009 01:58 PM

Are those captive rings on the stem? Don’t have any of that wood here in Alabama.

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#5 posted 12-26-2009 06:35 PM

Very nice collection of globlets.
You mentioned Myrtle wood. Is it the Myrtle wood from the Middle East or another variety growing in Australia. In the US Myrtle wood is usually the California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) and grows on the west coats in the states of (northern) California and Oregon. The Oregon tourist trade use to say Myrtle only grew in Oregon and The Holy Land when in reality they were actually two different trees. The wood in you work does not look like Calif. Bay Laurel.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-26-2009 11:14 PM

Very cool goblets Bob. I love the burls.

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

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 01:56 AM

Thanks for the comments. Answers: Dennis, approx 6” high and 2 1/2” diam, what is a snaps glas?
Hunter, yes did some captive rings on some. Les. Wood is Myrtle Beach (Nothefagus cunninghamii) and
is native to Tasmania (the Island below Victoria and part of Australia) color ranges from pink, pinky/brown through to dark red with pieces of burl creating exotic patterns.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 02:37 AM

Bob

here in Denmark we have different sized glas to drink of when the table is set up for a nice dinnerparty with fammely or some good freind´s
the size are (the big first)

beer (but not for the fine table)
redwine (with a food)
whitewine(with a food)
portwine(with a food)
snaps(with a food or withaut)
then the wiskey glas

and snaps is a danish national drink that is qiet strong and with drink a lot of it speciel in the chrismasdays when we eat ( I think the name is hering´s in english) and it´s the first on a long list of different dishes that we eat us through

the snaps glas here is abaut 2 inch high and contain from 2-4 cl

Dennis

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#9 posted 12-27-2009 05:11 AM

G’day Dennis, Sorry, I wasn’t thinking of Snaps the drink when I asked the question. Would be the right size for Snaps as the bowl is about 2”s deep. When serving in the Australian Navy we were alongside a Dannish warship in Singapore and we did share a bottle or two of Snaps with your guys. Nice to drink but very strong. Comes in long light brown bottles if I remember correct. Thanks for sharing and I hope you
and family had a great Christmas in Denmark. You would have snow and we have it hot.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#10 posted 12-27-2009 05:33 AM

Beautiful goblets, Bob!
What type of finish did you use?

-- Carl from La Pine, Oregon

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 12-27-2009 10:05 AM

G’day Carl, I did the final sanding with 1200 grit, then while on the lathe polished with a local bees wax
product and after buffing finished with a coat of clear Estapol (similar to Polyurathene). Thanks for the comments.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#12 posted 12-27-2009 04:39 PM

thank´s Bob and yes we had a little blizzard just before the chrismas day´s
and the Snaps bottle comes in clear , green and light brown in different sizes

and if you ever coming to Denmark we can alway´s take a little Snaps together

keep safe and happy newyear down under

Dennis

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#13 posted 12-29-2009 12:37 AM

Sounds good Dennis. Have I Snaps and Bols mixed up, long time ago since I have tasted them.

Have a great New Year. Bob.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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