Goblets, with a SURPRISE inside

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Project by tonybrews posted 352 days ago 1091 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,

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#1 posted 352 days ago

Pray tell of this vinegar/steel wool ebonizing technique

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#2 posted 352 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

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#3 posted 352 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."

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#4 posted 352 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,

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#5 posted 352 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.

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#6 posted 351 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-

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

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#7 posted 350 days ago

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

-- Tony, Colorado,

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