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Spalted Japanese Maple Goblet

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Project by Brian Havens posted 06-06-2010 10:14 AM 2222 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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“Spalted Japanese Maple Goblet” is such big name for such a small turing.

I cannot get over how beautiful wood can be. This goblet was made from the trunk of a small Japanese Maple tree that died. I normally do not bother with such small pieces, as the trunk was only about 4” in diameter and about 20” long, but knowing that it is Maple and that it was dead for some time, I knew that there was a high probability that it was spalted. Sure enough.

This goblet is actually the results of my third attempt. I blew through the cup on the first two attempts, as I mention in my Shop Journal.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 01:07 PM

astounding wood..the turning did it justice.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 03:29 PM

That wood is indeed beautiful.

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 03:35 PM

Amazing work, Very nice finish.

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

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 04:24 PM

Gorgeous goblet & how to stay at it. Well done.

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 04:41 PM

Unique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 07:12 PM

This is why I prefer wooden goblets to ceramic goblets, it has so much more character and far more interest. Good… no.. fantastic turning!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 08:56 PM

I have a Japanese Maple that may be dying. Maybe that won’t bother me so much if I can create something as nice as this. Beautiful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 06-06-2010 09:59 PM

Nice work Brian!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-07-2010 06:23 AM

Truly beautiful wood and excellent work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 06-09-2010 12:06 AM

Very cool !! Gotta love spalted wood its truly natures art . I really like the style Brian .

Great Job!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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