Chalice - Walnut, Padauk, Red Oak

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Project by Reaper621 posted 02-11-2012 03:44 AM 2895 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father is amazing. There’s a ton of respect to be had for the man. Today, we went to a woodworker convention, and after testing some Easy Wood Tools (each person got to make a free pen), he straight up bought me a rougher and a hollower.

So I decided he needed something for his desk. Straight home after the convention, we popped this blank on the lathe and went to town together, taking turns hollowing this massive chalice. It’s 4 inches in diameter, and 9 inches tall – a beastly project to be trying out new tools, for sure. At least I think so. I hope he appreciates it as much as I appreciate the tools. This sure as heck dwarfs the goblet I made him earlier. It might even make a nice pen cup…

The chalice is made from 3 species – oak, padauk, and walnut – my dad’s favorite, my wife’s favorite, and my favorite, respectively. I finished with some polyurethane, and then buffed it up nice with some orange oil beeswax mix that I got from Home Teapot.

EDIT: By the way, the man that makes Easy Wood Tools – Craig Jackson? Yeah, I totally met that guy at the convention. He was friggin selling the turning tools.

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

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 04:45 AM

Nice chalice! I like the contrast of the woods that you used and a big high 5 for Dad too!

What did you use for the finish?

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 04:47 AM

Nevermind on the finish, I guess that I had to finish reading the post! Ha ha

I have never heard of the Home Teapot before but it sounds nice! ;)

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 04:51 AM

It happens to the best of us, not to worry, Brett. :)

I somehow lost my respect for Home Depot over the years, so they took on a more unbecoming nickname. ;) I think it was somewhere between being told “dude, it’s f—-ing plywood” and the moron who, when asked to describe the difference between walnut oil and butcher block oil, could somehow only produce “It’s a difference, yeah.” as an answer, I can no longer go to HD without cringing first at where I’m about to shop.

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

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 06:37 AM

Very nice chalice good work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 03:49 PM

Fine job on the chalic turning, I like the combinaton of wood you used.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 02-12-2012 02:01 AM

very amazing. those tools are made right down the road, well, bout 80 miles. one o these days I may own one. the chalice is awesome! gr8 wood combo’s also. wow

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

#7 posted 02-27-2012 07:27 AM

Great piece of work would love to have one to drink my wine out off. That is one thing one day I want to learn turning wood that is.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 01:44 AM

very cool look. Love the Padauk contrast


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