|Project by resonation||posted 01-04-2011 02:29 AM||1170 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a Goblet that I turned as a Christmas gift. After waiting half a year to turn this I finally began over Christmas vacation. I didn’t want to make the turning too thin for fear of it breaking in half. Well I guess I misjudged because that’s exactly what it did….4 times. It broke in half once on the lathe, twice under the drill press, and when that wasn’t bad enough, it broke in half while I was putting the finish on it the night before it was supposed to be given as a gift. The problem was finally solved by drilling a hole through both pieces and gluing a dowel in to hold it together. I learned a valuable lesson about how and where you place the grain of the wood when turning from this project.
-- Chris, Pennsylvania