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The wine glass stems are made from Ash and sprayed with black lacquer and the mug is made out of Walnut and finished with Grenerals salad bowl finish.
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#1 posted 12-27-2009 01:02 AM
Awsome job, looks real good.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
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#2 posted 12-27-2009 01:42 AM
Nice work, do you cut the glass stems off goblets and how do you attach to your stems. The mug is great work.
-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools
#3 posted 12-27-2009 02:19 AM
Bob,I bought the glass from http://woodturnerscatalog.com/ and when I got them I realized that’s all they did, basically scribe and snap. My next ones I make I’m just going to go to Pier One and snap my own.To attach the glass to the stem I pre-drilled the turning blank to fit the stem while on the lathe. After drilling I formed the top of the stem to match the bottom of the glass so it will sit nice and striate. Then I bring up the tailstock with a cone center for support and turn the rest of the stem. Once that’s done I put a little bit of epoxy glue on the glass stem and insert it into the pre-drilled hole on the new stem. Hope this makes sense And thanks for the comments.
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#4 posted 12-27-2009 06:28 AM
For what it is worth, I have done a few of these wine glasses myself. In my experience, the greatest challenge is making 2 (or more) that are virtually identical. These two stems look identical to me and, therefore, I congratulate you. I’ve read that you need a special glue that will compensate for the expansion and contraction of the wood without harming the glass. Therefore, I use a glue called Bondaflex. I’m not convinced that this is necessary, but I use the glue just to be on the safe side.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
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#5 posted 12-27-2009 06:56 AM
Fantastic wine glasses. Nice flow to the shape. Just for info, you might want to check into your local Goodwill or other thrift store. I got my glasses for $1.29 for the pair at Goodwill. and they have a good veriety. Used my Dremel with a diamond bit to cut them off. Worked great.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
#6 posted 12-27-2009 08:46 AM
Good idea Scappy I’ll have to check that out. Might even find some good crystal glasses for cheap.
Rich, I’ll have to give Bondaflex a try also…I trust its water resistant?
#7 posted 12-29-2009 01:01 AM
Thanks for the information Vince, it does make sense and something new for me to try. Agree with Rich you did a great job gettting the stems identical.
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