Cedar Goblet

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Project by Reaper621 posted 01-21-2012 12:30 AM 1092 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It would seem the softer the wood, the harder it is to turn.

This was left over from some cedar posts I had bought at home depot for a different project (fence). Took me 3 blanks just to get this, and I’m still displeased with it. Horribly displeased. But my wife likes it, so I guess that’s all that matters.

Sits 3 inches tall, finished with walnut oil. Looks very rough on the inside, I just didn’t feel like sanding it for another hour. Oh well, ever onward, I suppose. Any advice on turning very soft woods?

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

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 12:40 AM

Nice little goblet you made. I agree that cedar is a difficult wood to work with period…..but…...I tend to use it a lot more the other woods for some reason.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 01:17 AM

Looks like you had fun,nice goblet

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 04:34 PM

not a east to turn wood for sure…but your shape is very nice. Great start to turning.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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