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Project by Reaper621 posted 897 days ago 1622 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always wanted to do something with a piece of olive. I bought this log on ebay (picture 6), and when it arrived, I couldn’t decide what to do with it. ANOTHER GOBLET IT IS!!! This makes my third goblet, and my eleventh turning species thus far. I’m turning into a woodaholic.

I’m very fond of this shape and design, and I have no idea why. I will have to give this thing an epoxy bath on the outside, though, as the base has already begun to check. I might just go pick up some CA glue and inlay the cracks, that would look pretty awesome.

I’d like to point out two features of this beautiful piece of wood. In the first pic, lower right corner, there is a small knot where a branch seems to be about to form. It looks interesting to me. Second, look at pic four, does anyone else see a heart shape in there? Two, even. In the bottom of the cup, and one on the wall.

This was a lot of fun! Enjoy, and comment/criticize as usual! (does anyone even criticize on here? you’re all so kind! I hope if I mess up someone lets me know)

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 897 days ago

Very cool goblet ,love that olive wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Reaper621

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#2 posted 897 days ago

Thanks, Jim! I know it’s not super fancy, but these are fun to turn.

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

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Brian Strothcamp

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#3 posted 897 days ago

I would have maybe put a bit more fillet between the stem and base/top… im not a turner but know that would make it a bit stronger in those areas. Try a few beads around the top next time?

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Reaper621

125 posts in 913 days


#4 posted 897 days ago

Sound advice, Brian (ha, that’s my name too), I will have to try it out next time, see if I’ve got some ideas for it.

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

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Nick

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#5 posted 897 days ago

You did a great job with that piece of olive that I sent you. Olive does check very easy when it is green. On some of the goblets I have done the bottoms have checked and than closed back up in a couple of days as it dried. A little CA glue can help keep it together after that. Again great work.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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Reaper621

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#6 posted 897 days ago

YES!!! I knew you’d be a fellow LJ! I’m so happy you like it, and I appreciate the advice. The more I think about it, the more I want to do some sort of inlay in the check. :D Again, thank you so much for this wood. It is a very beautiful addition to my show-off pile. :D

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

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Nick

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#7 posted 897 days ago

Ya all of your turnings are nice. Let me know when you turn that piece of mesquite I sent you. I think you will really like turning it. It is a great wood to turn also. Smells good though not as good as the olive.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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dspahn

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#8 posted 897 days ago

Beautiful work! I haven’t done a goblet yet, but after looking at some of your projects, I’m going to have to try one.

Curious: What do you search for when looking to purchase turning wood on eBay?

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Reaper621

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#9 posted 897 days ago

There’s an actual category for it.

Crafts – Home Arts and Crafts – Woodworking – Woodturning – Turning Wood. I will PM you the link.

I’m glad you like my projects, I really enjoy using my lathe.

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

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