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Project by Gshepherd posted 11-20-2012 02:16 AM 1018 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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Bagtown

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 02:23 AM

Nice recovery.
Looks great.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 02:25 AM

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 11-20-2012 02:40 AM

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 11-20-2012 04:18 AM

Down right gorgeous great job,a good save.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 06:46 AM

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 11-20-2012 02:06 PM

Great story and your goblet looks great.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 12:16 AM

Fantastic save and turn. Well done.

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 03:27 AM

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

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 07:09 PM

Salvaged beautifully …

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#10 posted 11-22-2012 06:56 PM

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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