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Tulip mini goblet

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Project by Reaper621 posted 906 days ago 724 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took the wife out yesterday to the mall, and stopped by my local Rockler to get some turning materials. She fell in love with tulip, and asked me to make her a goblet. But she fell in love with a tiny little piece… quite the challenge for a novice turner.

Well, the guy at the shop told me not to get to close to my screws (I screwed it to the board attached to my faceplate), so I did the exact opposite by mistake. Hence the cracked base. But it looks beautiful nonetheless. Tulip has some amazing colors in it, and I’ve got a buddy with a tulip tree begging to be cut down. :D Next goblet I make will be much larger.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.





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#1 posted 906 days ago

Nice job, I really like the wood grain!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 906 days ago

It’s beautiful wood . Things don’t always work out perfect ever time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 906 days ago

You got that right, Jim, but I think I made the best of it. :)

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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Sam

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#4 posted 906 days ago

I used tulipwood for the first pen that I turned. It is still one of my favorite kinds of wood to put on the lathe. I look forward to more of your goblets.

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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Reaper621

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#5 posted 906 days ago

Is it on here? I would really like to see it. Tulip is so beautiful, I think it may replace even walnut as my favorite wood to use.

Right now, I’m turning an apple bowl. I will be picking up some dry cedar this weekend, to try turning larger goblets. You know, wood that doesn’t break the bank.

This is one of the most amazing parts about woodworking. I get to explore many different types of wood. I’m discovering that apple is very soft, and should be handled severely delicately – and smells, oddly, like rotten apples. Hopefully a bad piece. Myrtle smells horrible, but puts on a great show. Tulip smells of a flower garden, a delightful bouquet. Cedar, everyone knows. Padauk has a light vanilla scent. Osage orange smells like the back woods. I could go on and on, but I’m sure many of you already know this. :D

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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