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Project by Sanity posted 04-10-2012 03:32 PM 1507 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 04-10-2012 04:14 PM

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 04-10-2012 04:26 PM

14.5 inches tall and about 3 inches at the widest point

-- Stuart

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 04:49 PM

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

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 07:25 PM

Beautiful and will make a great wedding gift.

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

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 07:50 PM

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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#6 posted 04-10-2012 09:11 PM

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

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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#7 posted 04-11-2012 01:56 AM

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 04-12-2012 12:48 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

-- Stuart

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#9 posted 04-17-2012 04:50 AM

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

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#10 posted 04-24-2012 11:21 PM

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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#11 posted 04-24-2012 11:32 PM

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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