Turned Wine Glass with captive ring

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Project by Aaron posted 11-11-2011 02:13 PM 2506 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a challenge to me, as this piece started as a chunk of wood on a curb. Someone chopped down a large white oak, and I picked it up chainsawed it into smaller pieces and threw it on the lathe. Until now I have only done a couple of these and I will put them online later.

This was my first hollowing job with a new carbide hollowing tool, and also my first attempt at doing a captive ring.

The finish was a “yes” water based Urethane, from Woodcraft (called turners finish) and was applied with a “unique” jig my neighbor had made for cups we had already finished and prematurely removed from the lathe. (we will finish the cups before we remove them from the lathe from now on)

I hope you enjoy, and please post feedback I am still learning the trade.

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 02:31 PM

Looking Good! I have had a lathe for Years, I need to turn more! :)

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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#2 posted 11-11-2011 02:41 PM

Looks great – nice use of “found” material.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#3 posted 11-11-2011 02:50 PM

Thanx i’m now on the lookout for more “felled lumber” The nice thing is you can turn green wood this was so wet when I turned it i was getting slapped in the face as I ran into water pockets.. lol It was hilarious..

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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#4 posted 11-11-2011 03:26 PM

Nice job.

I’ve seen lots of embedded rings and I have done several myself.

I have never seen one better done than this one. It looks to be perfectly shaped and it is tighter to the stem than any that I seen.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 11-11-2011 04:16 PM

That’s a great looking first attempt at a captive ring.
It’s a fun conversation piece.
I’ve got to try one someday.
Oh, and nice proportioned wine glass as well.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#6 posted 11-11-2011 07:03 PM

Awesome job sir.

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