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Project by Sanity posted 743 days ago 1402 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a nice personal gift for my nephew to celebrate the day of his wedding, and this goblet is the result. The turning is made of maple and ebony. I was heavily influenced by the wonderful work of David DeCristoforo in the design of this piece.

It is constructed of 5 separate turnings. The ebony was sourced from a couple of pen turning blanks. I would like to have been able to use a continuous piece of ebony but I did not have anything in that size.

The maple has been stained with Transtint amber dye and sealed.

Thanks as always for the help and encouragement from the guys at the local Rockler store (Cincinnati).

-- Stuart





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LesB

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#1 posted 743 days ago

Attractive design.
I hope it is stronger than it appears. They will definitely want to use some “museum putty” on the bottom to make sure it doesn’t tip over.
Could you give some dimensions?

-- Les B, Oregon

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Sanity

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#2 posted 743 days ago

14.5 inches tall and about 3 inches at the widest point

-- Stuart

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 743 days ago

Exquisite gift! Pray that they don’t drop it!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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MShort

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#4 posted 743 days ago

Beautiful and will make a great wedding gift.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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peteg

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#5 posted 743 days ago

Lovely piece Stuart, I can certainly see David’s influence in this
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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robbiethewood

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#6 posted 743 days ago

very nice i like the spear in the middle of the ebony

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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lizardhead

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#7 posted 743 days ago

Terrific piece of art

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Sanity

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#8 posted 742 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone.

-- Stuart

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doordude

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#9 posted 737 days ago

i like how you used different pieces, to bring all together.nice shape and great gift

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peteg

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#10 posted 729 days ago

This & your last piece Stuart look like the start of something very interesting, not sure if you are aware of the work of David DeCristoforo, you would have to look very hard to find better inspiration for this type of work
”:http://www.daviddecristoforo.com/
nice work,well done :))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Sanity

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#11 posted 729 days ago

Hello again Pete. Yes, if you look in the description above about this piece I actually mention how much I was influenced by his work. I think both he and Cindy Drozda are fantastic turners. Check out her work at http://www.cindydrozda.com/

-- Stuart

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