First Turned Goblet

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Project by MikeyG posted 2281 days ago 1039 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

so this was my first attempt at a goblet since buying my first variable speed lathe at an auction for a steal of a deal. anyways it was some natural birch that ended up having some cracks which i noticed after i started so i figured i would finish since it was a prototype. Anyways, my first attempt, more to come i hope. Thanks for viewing. Any tips about goblet turning would be appreciated.

oh and also as a side note, any people knowing of a nice bowl gouge (brand, etc.), message me please since i’m hoping to buy one in order to make turning these a whole lot easier!


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#1 posted 2281 days ago

This is a nice turning. Everytime I see one of these posts I regret not having a lathe in my shop.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2281 days ago

Nicely done. A goblet was one of my first projects when I was but a young LJ and look where that’s taken me. Hopefully you’ll make out better :)

All your projects look great. Keep up the good work.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#3 posted 2280 days ago

Nice work!

I like the proportions.


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#4 posted 2280 days ago

Great work!

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#5 posted 2280 days ago

Looks Good…Nice Job!

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 2280 days ago

looks great…I cant wait to try my lathe…NINE DAYS UNTIL SCHOOL IS OUT….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 2278 days ago

There are so many gouges I really don’t know what to recommend to a begginer, maybe buy a book by Richard Raffan, or one of the many turners that recommends that sort of thing. Or go to the forum here and ask that same question. Personnally I use a small gouge and a rounded skew for a lot of my work. mike

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