First Goblet

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Project by shopmania posted 01-28-2013 05:57 PM 1060 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first goblet ever turned. I had a piece of maple given to me that just looked like a piece of firewood, split from a big log. I figured it was maple so it would be hard and turn and finish well, and be strong. I was thrilled when I began to turn it and saw all the spalting inside! I was very pleased with the final result. I was a little disappointed in the finish, I think it was two coats of Arm-R-Seal. Nice matte finish, I was hoping or a little more gloss.

I tried a recipe I got from someone else on another project since, of a coat of oil, (orange oil in this case) followed by two coats of shellac, followed by 2 coats of gloss poly. I like the result much better on that project.

Thanks for looking, any feedback or advice is always appreciated.


-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 06:11 PM

Nice work. Beautiful piece of wood too.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 07:40 PM

Nice ! Looks like the maple wasn’t too punky. That’s the bane of spalted maple . . .

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

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 08:55 PM

its a very beautiful goblet, you did a great job, and as far as any advice, send it to me…thats the best i can do:)...grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 09:14 PM

Beautiful work & wood as well!

-- Roger

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 12:29 AM

great looking goblet!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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