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 12-20-2013 01:09 PM

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 12-20-2013 01:12 PM

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 12-20-2013 01:18 PM

Elegant and beautiful.

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 01:27 PM

Yes these are very elegant

-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 01:59 PM

So nice, they look wonderful!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 02:40 PM

great idea.looks cool.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#7 posted 12-20-2013 07:44 PM

They look great and the turning top notch

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 12-21-2013 02:57 AM

Very cool turnings. Great finish also. Good job !

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#9 posted 12-21-2013 05:46 AM


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 12-21-2013 06:40 AM

Couldn’t help but to admire them.

Great job!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 12:46 PM

very graceful..

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#12 posted 12-21-2013 01:39 PM

Thank you for all the generous comments!

-- Stuart

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