Boxed Drinking Vessel

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 07-24-2010 11:10 PM 2085 views 5 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wish there was a good story behind this, but there really isn’t.

I was working on the little goblet and the box at the same time (turning is a great thing to do while the glue is drying on your other project), and at some point I realized that the goblet would fit into the box, Whaddya know? I stole a piece of fabric from my wife’s sewing room, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Both pieces started off with BLO. The vessel was completed with turning wax at the lathe, while the box was given multiple coats of water based poly, sanded back, then rubbed out with rottenstone and pumice. It is smooth as glass, although the pictures really don’t show it well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 07-24-2010 11:22 PM

Looks pretty.Good combination of woods.I like the contrast.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-24-2010 11:23 PM

Nice goblet and box Dumb question How did you make the fabric fluffed up like you have in the box. What do you have under the fabric? Have a nice day Lee

-- wchips

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#3 posted 07-24-2010 11:33 PM

the best story for this

you made them both

and they are perfect for each other

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-24-2010 11:44 PM

Lee, there is some foam under the fabric, roughly cut out to accept the shape of the goblet. I just wrapped the fabric loosely around the foam to allow it to billow a bit.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-25-2010 12:12 AM

Very nice.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 07-25-2010 12:19 AM

Very nicely done.

Can you tell us what kind of wood you used for the goblet and the box?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 07-25-2010 12:20 AM

Nice goblet and perfect box Charlie :)

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#8 posted 07-25-2010 12:22 AM

Very nice. Too clever by half (whatever that means).

You appear to be getting more clever by the day.
Soon you will have to replace your avatar.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 07-25-2010 01:17 AM

Nice combination… good job!


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#10 posted 07-25-2010 01:24 AM

Very nice work Charlie excelent box and vessel

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 07-25-2010 01:34 AM

well nice work and I don’t see any blood so thats a good thing as well guess the wife liked it too lol

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#12 posted 07-25-2010 01:35 AM

Fantastic job Charlie. The best of both worlds. You get to turn and still make your wonderful box. Great idea.

Keep it up.


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

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#13 posted 07-25-2010 01:52 AM

very nice

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 07-25-2010 01:59 AM

Thanks, everyone.

The wood for both pieces is walnut, and the corner inlays are maple.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 07-25-2010 02:28 AM

looks good Charlie



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