wooden glasses

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Project by GeneR posted 10-17-2013 08:16 PM 1648 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my latest project some wooden glasses two of them are wine glasses and 2 are champagne glasses. The wine glasses are made of black walnut and then the champagne glasses are curly maple. these were turned on the lathe I finished with Danish Oil & polyurethane on the walnut, lacquer on the maple. I used a combination of different types of Trans tint to get very good color in the second curly maple glass. the champagne glasses have captured rings around them that was all done on the lathe and they were finished before parting off. I used gorilla glue 2 part epoxy to glue the glass to the wood to give it a permanent Bond. this was another experiment to see if I could even do glasses one thing I did find, do not use cheap glasses from Dollar Tree as they’re not exactly even tolerances. The 2 walnut wine glasses were sold before the second was finished. the hardest part was to make sure that the glass was level when gluing it into the base this was done by putting a level on the top of the glass after checking the level of the table.

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#1 posted 10-17-2013 08:18 PM

Sorry dont know why 2 of the photos turned on me? And I used a diamond cutoff wheel on a dremel to cut off the glass stems.

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 08:18 PM

OK, where did you get the glass part? Cut off the stem? Those are most unusual and good. Love the look of walnut.

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 08:41 PM

Nice job—good looking walnut.

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 04:17 AM

Very Nice Work/Project Indeed!! Thanks For Posting!

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 01:11 PM

knothead I got the glasses from dollar tree for $1 each and harbor freight sells a diamond cutoff wheel set for your dremel tool for less then $10.00. I used the diamond wheel to score the stem as close to the glass as possible then was able to snap the stem off. problem is the glasses were not perfectly symmetrical so it was a real pain to get them even close to level when glueing them into the new bases. the picture of the base still on the lathe was an example of what not to do. This was going to be taller but I got a little too aggressive on the cut and the base exploded on me but I was able to make it a little shorter and use CA glue to fill the crack.

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#6 posted 10-18-2013 04:08 PM

These look like fun projects. Nicely done.

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#7 posted 10-22-2013 06:24 PM

Pretty glasses! Like the great shapes and the gorgeous walnut. The captured rings are amazing. Great turning pieces!

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