Canary Wood Goblets

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Project by mjlauro posted 02-11-2008 07:40 PM 1578 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These goblets were a fun afternoon project. Not much to say, no good story. Although I did learn not to turn the stems to thin. I had more than a couple snap off the lathe before these were finished.

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 07:44 PM

they sure are pretty!
It must take nerves of steel to do the stems.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 08:21 PM

Very cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 08:22 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 10:10 PM

Nice turnings – makes me think I should get back to my lathe, and try to get the hang of it again.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 02-13-2008 02:34 AM

I do like the look of the three different heights you’ve got there.

~ What type of finish did you apply?
~ Are you going to use them as goblets, or just decoration?
~ As far as the turing goes, did you use a bowl gouge to turn the beverage holding portion of the goblet, or one of those hollowing type tools?
~ how did you approach the turning? did you turn the beverage holding portion first and then move on to the stem, or the other way around?

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#6 posted 02-13-2008 11:13 AM

Mighty fine turnings.

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 07:07 PM

Darryl: They are just decorative. the finish is a paste wax applied on the lathe.
I used a bowl gauge and a smoother (scraper) to refine the inside. As far as turning, you have to turn the hollow first because the stem won’t support the force required to make the inside. After that is done, I make the stems and base very carefully. Like I said , I have had these snap and fly off.

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