Eccentric Goblet -OR- Ducks in a Row?

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 09-13-2018 11:25 PM 1114 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I began this yesterday afternoon and finished it this afternoon.
It’s Jacaranda. It’s 6-3/4” tall and I only broke it once.

I’m debating whether to glue it together or keep it as is. You know know. Lots of things come in break-down form. Things from pool cues to firearms to tower cranes. Of course, it would be completely useless as a goblet with the bowl just resting on the stem. But then, how useful is any of my stuff?
In case you wondered: After I got the neck done, and before I began on the stem, I felt the need to kick the shine on the bowl up a notch, and, it simply snapped off and landed in the aforementioned debris box, and said a naughty word.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 09-13-2018 11:39 PM

But the thing is, if you don’t glue it back together again (alla Humpty Dumpty) somebody’s gonna pick it up Andy look at the bottom. Then where will ya be?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 09-14-2018 01:05 AM

I glued it. Shucks. Now someone is gonna pick it up and see that I didn’t finish the bottom.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-14-2018 01:50 AM

That’s pretty. Lovely combination of shapes and textures and colors. No art object is ever useless. If you want useful, then make another one just like it so they can be used as a wedding present (toasting goblets are very popular gifts). Great job, Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 09-14-2018 01:59 AM

Pretty cool look. I was going to suggest putting it back together with a roller bearing in the break so you could spin the top or the bottom and have it go for a while.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-14-2018 02:32 AM

Thanks, John and Mark.
Swirt: Now you say something. Great idea, an hour late. Check this out:
It was far too small for that. Nevertheless…

-- Mark

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#6 posted 09-14-2018 04:57 AM

Mark I am enjoying your foray into eccentric turning. The goblet is so cool looking I am glad you put it together again.

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

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#7 posted 09-14-2018 12:51 PM

That is a your best one yet, Mark. Nice work on it. A mark of a good woodworker is how they recover from accidents like that. That is a super piece!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 09-14-2018 12:55 PM

Mark that video was awesome, thanks for sharing it. I was thinking more like one of these in the stem

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 09-14-2018 01:00 PM

Looking good Mark. I like it in one piece.


-- 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.

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#10 posted 09-14-2018 03:27 PM

I think you made the right choice with the glue. I think the “repair glue line” make an interesting detail. And… I do see the little ducks.

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

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#11 posted 09-14-2018 11:35 PM

Excellent job Mark. I would like the break down form. I don’t know what purpose it would serve but it would be original.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 09-15-2018 02:47 AM

Nice one Mark, finger grips and all, LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 09-15-2018 10:05 AM

Quite good work…I just soak up your products and skill.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 09-15-2018 05:52 PM

nice work again my friend,i do like it as one piece no need to break it down in two.your really takin your turning higher with each piece,keep it up buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 09-15-2018 07:43 PM

Soooo, you like this eccentric turning. Maybe you will come up with a project that will get me motivated to try it. Nice goblet!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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