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First turned goblet

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Project by BillyJ posted 07-30-2010 05:54 AM 1237 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After spending a day of working on my dust collector project, I decided to turn my first goblet. Well, this is actually my second – the first was scraped because I was too impatient. I’ve seen this turned at a woodworking show and thought it was almost impossible. It’s not quite the design I was looking for, but I lack some of the tools (oh my, guess I need to pick up some more turning tools!).

JockMike, unbeknown to him, supplied me with the maple (he was giving away box loads of wood at our last MI-picnic) – thanks Mike!

I am going to finish with mineral oil. All in all – a learning experience that was a lot of fun. Next goblet – a real one, one that I can drink from.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.





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Eagle1

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 11:29 AM

Pretty nice for the first one. Now you addicted to turning. Wait till you make a pen. you will be addicted to pen making..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 12:38 PM

Well done Bill.

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BillyJ

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 01:16 PM

Tim – that’s where I started – but never turned anything else. I’ve been drooling over all of the plates, bowls, and other items in LJ, and thought I would give it a whirl. Addicted – heck ya! Turning is my relaxation therapy instant gratification!

Thanks for the encouragement guys.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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mmh

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 03:32 PM

Very impressive turn out! The shape is elegant and the thin walls are quite impressive. I look forward to seeing more projects made, especially with those new tools!

Haven’t you heard of Christmas in July? Hurry, July is almost over!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 07-30-2010 04:42 PM

Nice looking little goblet, good shape. Seems like you nailed it on the first try.

-- RStadler

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#6 posted 07-30-2010 08:06 PM

Billy that is very well turned, I hope to get there some day.

Thanks for sharing Billy.

-- When you know better you do better.

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BillyJ

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#7 posted 07-30-2010 08:14 PM

Thanks guys. I might have to wait until December for the tools – spending all of my extra money on a dust collection system. But hey, it’s still woodworking!!!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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ShopDogs

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#8 posted 07-31-2010 03:37 PM

Bill,
I love the turning. I do pens and sometimes handles and other parts for some of my projects, but never a goblet.

I watch woodturning shows on TV regularly, and would love to create some things that I see, too.
And it’s like Jello—-There is always room in the budget for tools :)

Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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4woodturning

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#9 posted 07-31-2010 04:29 PM

Nice job Bill on your goblet. keep up the great work.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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Roger

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#10 posted 11-07-2010 04:31 AM

Very nice. You could hang that round yer neck and be ready for a tasting anywhere ya go… hahaha

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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BillyJ

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 03:50 PM

Roger – that’s a great idea! I often wondered why (other than just to do it), anyone would turn something that small. You might be on to a practical use – I like that! Thanks.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 03-31-2012 03:34 AM

Nice wine goblet. Wine goblets were the very first thing I turned.

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