Eucalyptus Goblet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-09-2018 04:16 AM 980 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My carver friend, Ron, brought me a piece of eucalyptus wood he found out on the golf course and I wanted to see how it turned, so I made this goblet for him. It is 7” tall and 2 3/4” diameter at the cup. It is finished with Danish Oil.

I added a couple shots of it in the unfinished state. I left a piece of the natural edge of the log on the bottom so he can see remember where it came from .

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

28 comments so far

View Cliff 's profile


1360 posts in 1927 days

#1 posted 02-09-2018 04:49 AM

Hi Jim.

Nice piece of Eucalyptus . Has it been growing locally? I know there is a lot of Eucalyptus growing in California and was wondering if it has found its way to other areas of North America?

The Goblet looks good. Very sturdy base on it. Danish Oil always works well too.

Picture 2 was interesting…the goblet could also be presented as a small stand for a small bowl to sit on top.

Great Project Jim.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

View majuvla's profile


13386 posts in 3070 days

#2 posted 02-09-2018 04:58 AM

You are lucky guy having such ’’wood’’ presents

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10323 posts in 4255 days

#3 posted 02-09-2018 04:59 AM

COOL… Leaving some of the Live is a good idea… COOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

2295 posts in 1266 days

#4 posted 02-09-2018 07:16 AM

Dig the Euc, Jim. Gorgeous wood. Hard as a rock. Hard on tools. Did it turn your hands black?

-- Mark

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

2597 posts in 3886 days

#5 posted 02-09-2018 08:03 AM

Very nice Jim, great wood to play with.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

View jlb's profile


184 posts in 3770 days

#6 posted 02-09-2018 08:44 AM

schön (beautiful)

-- Jim, Ca,

View Serradura's profile


167 posts in 2146 days

#7 posted 02-09-2018 09:41 AM

Very nice. I’m using eucalyptus a lot, just because it is the cheapest wood around here in the middle of Portugal.Not that easy to work with! Impressive turning.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

View BobWemm's profile


2557 posts in 2129 days

#8 posted 02-09-2018 11:18 AM

Interesting piece Jim, Like the others have said, hard but lovely timber.
Over here we are spoiled with about 800 different species of Eucalyptus, all colours and patterns in the grain.
Great job Mate,


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

View splinterbubba's profile


91 posts in 1083 days

#9 posted 02-09-2018 12:34 PM

Looks great Jim, I really like the live edge trim on the bottom. I have never worked with Eucalyptus but I’ve heard it can be difficult to work with. Great work!

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1876 posts in 2172 days

#10 posted 02-09-2018 12:42 PM

Very nice looking Mr. Jim. I love the shape of it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

6229 posts in 3556 days

#11 posted 02-09-2018 01:35 PM

Looks great Jim! Like the shape!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View lew's profile


12434 posts in 3958 days

#12 posted 02-09-2018 02:40 PM

That’s a beauty, Jim!

I was wondering how you mounted the “natural edge” end on the lathe- glue to waste block??

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Julian's profile


1399 posts in 2893 days

#13 posted 02-09-2018 03:04 PM

Well done. Nice finish.

-- Julian

View bushmaster's profile


3348 posts in 2485 days

#14 posted 02-09-2018 03:18 PM

nicely done, looks like you don’t have any snow there, A bumper year here, may make 4 feet yet, not that it is that desirable.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View luv2learn's profile


2873 posts in 2506 days

#15 posted 02-09-2018 03:53 PM

The grain in that piece of eucalyptus wood is beautiful. You did it justice Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

showing 1 through 15 of 28 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics