Goblets, with a SURPRISE inside

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Project by tonybrews posted 09-02-2013 07:41 PM 1580 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this idea, and it took me a while to figure out a way to accomplish these goblet stoppers. I think they’re totally original, since I’ve never seen anything like them on the web. Regardless, I like them. The dark one is ebonized oak (vinegar / steel wool mix) and the other is soft maple. My first try at ebonizing, and it is amazing that this can happen.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 08:50 PM

Pray tell of this vinegar/steel wool ebonizing technique

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 09:25 PM

Very unique idea and a nice job on the goblets. I just may have to copy this one. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 11:00 PM

That is clever. When I first saw the goblets I thought “that’s not going to hold much” – but it does hold that stopper quite nicely.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 09-03-2013 01:42 AM

soninlaw, to ebonize, I put a piece of steel wool in white vingare and let it sit for 24 hours in a closed GLASS jar. That’s it. It works on oak and other high tannin woods. It doesn’t stain the wood, it changes the wood. Do a search on youtube type in ebonizing wood. Lots of great videos out there.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#5 posted 09-03-2013 12:14 PM

A way kool idea Tony. How’d you attach the cork inside there? Thnx in advance

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 09-03-2013 06:42 PM

Very Cool!!

Have you seen some of the stoppers done by Ruth Niles? She does one called the “Vineyard Monk”. It’s near the bottom of this link-

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 11:12 PM

Roger: I bored a 1/2” hole (while on the lathe) and glued in a dowel.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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