Gilded goblets

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A pair of turned goblets made of maple and with bubinga stems. They are about 8 inches tall.

I was originally planning to just stain the maple bowls and bases but had a bit of a disaster and so ended up covering the mess with gold and copper leaf. I used an oil based size which I find does not show the brush marks as much as acrylic and then applied lacquer.

-- Stuart

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#1 posted 244 days ago

It must have been a lucky disaster because they came out great. I really like these a lot. Very nice turning work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 244 days ago

Thanks, Mike. I am quite pleased with them also. The gilding adds a new dimension to the pieces I think. I am thinking of making some larger versions.

-- Stuart

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#3 posted 244 days ago

Elegant and beautiful.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 244 days ago

Yes these are very elegant

-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 244 days ago

So nice, they look wonderful!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 243 days ago

great idea.looks cool.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#7 posted 243 days ago

They look great and the turning top notch

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 243 days ago

Very cool turnings. Great finish also. Good job !

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#9 posted 243 days ago


Those are phenomenally beautiful “disasters”! The gilding adds even more elegance to them!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 243 days ago

Couldn’t help but to admire them.

Great job!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 243 days ago

very graceful..

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#12 posted 243 days ago

Thank you for all the generous comments!

-- Stuart

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