LumberJocks

Goblets, with a SURPRISE inside

  • Advertise with us
Project by tonybrews posted 332 days ago 1082 views 5 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, tonybrews@comcast.net





7 comments so far

View thesoninlaw's profile

thesoninlaw

96 posts in 390 days


#1 posted 332 days ago

Pray tell of this vinegar/steel wool ebonizing technique

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

2341 posts in 648 days


#2 posted 332 days ago

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

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14365 posts in 2670 days


#3 posted 332 days ago

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." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View tonybrews's profile

tonybrews

144 posts in 648 days


#4 posted 332 days ago

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, tonybrews@comcast.net

View Roger's profile

Roger

14177 posts in 1409 days


#5 posted 331 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View lew's profile

lew

9956 posts in 2360 days


#6 posted 331 days ago

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-

http://nilesbottlestoppers.com/Stopper.Gallery.htm

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

View tonybrews's profile

tonybrews

144 posts in 648 days


#7 posted 330 days ago

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

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase