A Memory Revisited

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Project by Gshepherd posted 612 days ago 925 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Uncle who is a Superb Turner came to visit about 5 years ago and gave me the Turning Fever. So I figured why not and we went to Woodcraft and he helped me pick out my first lathe and starter supplies. I thought I would do a goblet with the ring since he was there to help me. I got the base and goblet part pretty much turned out and when it came to do the stem and ring he suggested he do this part and I watch and learn. Just as he started I saw a chuck go flying and he just say there goes 50 bucks….. Through out his stay every once in a while I hear there goes another 50. By the time he left I probably saw 200 bucks go flying through the air. It sure was fun. I kept both pieces on the shelf cause the wood was so pretty and of course the memories which are priceless. So yesterday evening I looked at it again and decided it was time to fix it.

I cut tenons on each piece and glued a piece of nice figured maple to serve as the new stem. Then I returned it from top to bottom again to get it perfecty round and blend in the new replacement stem to what I thought would be good for this piece. Several burnished coats of Danish Oil and some Milands wax to finish it off…. For the life of me I can not remember the wood type but once I hear it I will remember.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#1 posted 612 days ago

Nice recovery.
Looks great.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 612 days ago

It came out great Gshep. Great story too. Thanks for sharing.

Sorry, i am of no help with help typing the wood.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 612 days ago

Nice rescue job and nice story. Could be some type of burl but don’t know what.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 611 days ago

Down right gorgeous great job,a good save.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 611 days ago

An excellent save Thane and beautiful wood, I’ve been honing my skills on fixing damage and turning errors into features for many years. Your experience reminds me of similar damage that I caused when turning a wine “glass”, hence the contrasting stem!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#6 posted 611 days ago

Great story and your goblet looks great.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 611 days ago

Fantastic save and turn. Well done.

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#8 posted 611 days ago

Incredible wood. You maximized it with a great turning job. Super impressive.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 610 days ago

Salvaged beautifully …

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#10 posted 609 days ago

I agree, a great save ! That wood, some kind of burl, is absolutely gorgeous !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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