Turned maple burl and brown ebony goblet

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Project by Sanity posted 582 days ago 909 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 582 days ago

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 582 days ago

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 582 days ago

Wow! That is just Beautiful!

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

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#4 posted 582 days ago

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

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#5 posted 582 days ago

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 582 days ago

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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Raymond Thomas

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#7 posted 581 days ago

Absolutely stunning craftsmanship!

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

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 579 days ago

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 579 days ago

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 539 days ago

Gorgeous wood and excellent turning : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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