Turned maple burl and brown ebony goblet

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Project by Sanity posted 09-11-2012 01:19 PM 1107 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After turning the maple burl was first dyed black, sanded and then dyed with purple. It was then oiled and finished with wipe on semi-gloss polyurethane. The brown ebony stem was finished with a mixture of tung oil, BLO, and polyurethane. The piece stands about 14 inches high.

-- Stuart

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 03:02 PM

That is a beautiful goblet. the turning, especially the stem is fabulous. It is so delicate looking, and the details are very crisp. Great piece.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 03:21 PM

Wonderfully elegant turning. Is it all the one piece?
It looks gorgeous..

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 05:59 PM

Wow! That is just Beautiful!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 06:52 PM

Beautiful piece. How did you attach the stem to the base and cup?

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 08:58 PM

Thanks for the comments. The cup, stem, and base are all turned separately. I dish the top of the stem to fit the cup, and put a tennon on the bottom of the stem to fit into a hole drilled into the base. I then glue all the pieces together with 5 min epoxy.

-- Stuart

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 09:55 PM

That’s a realy neat piece of turning Stuart, very nice work on the stem, :)
great finish to it

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

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#7 posted 09-12-2012 05:56 PM

Absolutely stunning craftsmanship!

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 12:31 PM

Beautiful, I’m jealous of all the wonderful turnings on here!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 05:27 PM

Paul, my apologies I forgot to credit you for the recipe for the tung oil, BLO, poly mix that I picked up from your informative blog.

-- Stuart

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 11:38 PM

Gorgeous wood and excellent turning : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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