Maple burl goblet

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Turned goblet of maple burl, brown ebony, and amboyna burl (I think). Combination of finishes. The stem is very much in the style of David DeCristoforo (though lacking his precision and sheer delicacy).

-- Stuart

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#1 posted 464 days ago

Love your combination of timbers Stuart, yep real DD style
very nice piece indeed

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

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#2 posted 464 days ago

Stunning and sensual goblet. All the right curves in all the right places. Lighter than air. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 464 days ago

Very nice turning and finishing : )

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

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#4 posted 464 days ago

Super neat. Beautiful woods, and fine turning.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 464 days ago

Wow that’s gorgeous

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#6 posted 464 days ago

very nice.

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#7 posted 463 days ago

Nice job, incredible wood !

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#8 posted 463 days ago

That’s beautiful workmanship and wood grain. If it was any more delicate, it would fall over! I love it.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 463 days ago

This is one of the nicest goblets I’ve seen. Excellent work. The burl stands out exceptionally well.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#10 posted 463 days ago

Thank you all for your generous comments!

-- Stuart

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#11 posted 463 days ago

you can be proud of this piece for sure. its very beautiful. thanks for sharing

-- phil, nevada

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#12 posted 460 days ago

Wonderful turning Stuart. Very elegant and beautiful woods too. I am guessing the small burl in the stem is glued in there with small dowels. I’ve never thought of doing this, so I’m glad to get this simple but great idea.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 460 days ago

Mike, thanks for the comments. I actually turn a small 5/32 tenon on the stem components. There is a picture on another of my projects ( which illustrates this. For practical reasons I would not want to go any smaller than this.

-- Stuart

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#14 posted 460 days ago

Yes, better yet Stuart. I’m sure I would have done the same after thinking it through, but I appreciate you making it even easier for me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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