10.5" (one piece) Tapered Stem Goblet

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10.5" (one piece) Tapered Stem Goblet
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Turned from one piece (3” x 3” x 12”) of Tasmanian Rose Myrtle burr.

-- Phil, Near San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 04:58 PM


-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 06:56 PM

Ouch! Congratulations.

I wouldn’t even dare to turn the lathe on! Did this project require more than one attempt?

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 07:16 PM

This is number 7 in the series (including two designed to be 6” tall) with no failures. One became slightly shorter when I broke it while packing it up for shipment. It has since been glued together and looks cute again.

-- Phil, Near San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 07:21 PM

Very impressive! I once watched a demonstrator at a trade show make one with a 3/16” stem about 6” long with a 4” natural edge goblet. He started at the top and finished at the bottom never returning to the finished part. I still have not tried to do it myself!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 08:16 PM

Clearly you have mastered the light touch!
Did you use a steady rest for this?

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 08:41 PM

That stresses me out just looking at it. The chances of me fracturing the stem? 100%.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 08:44 PM


-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 08:56 PM

No steady rest although I did put a pad over the tailstock live center for support. Each one is done with less support than the previous one. I enjoy doing these occasionally. It’s good tool control practice.

-- Phil, Near San Diego, CA

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#9 posted 06-29-2011 04:28 AM


That’s totally incredible! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 06-29-2011 12:07 PM

I would have thought you used a string type rest to steady….. Very well done. Not an easy task to complete. Looks great.

At our club meeting one night, I saw a long stem goblet that walking past it would cause the bowl to sway in the breeze….. kind of cool.

Well done my friend.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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