Woodturning a Goblet – Wood Art

Woodturning a Goblet – Wood Art


I think it is about time I pulled something
off the bowl wall. Let’s see what we got here. Some of that. Some of that. What do we have here? A scrap of walnut. These are a couple of pieces of hickory that
I turned back in October of last year. They have been drying on the bowl wall for
almost a year. They are a little less than an inch thick,
so I am going to gamble that they are dry enough to finish turn. In fact, I do not have to gamble. They should be dry enough to turn now. This one has a few checks in it here. This one has a big check in it and the pith
is here as well. What I think I am going to do is I am going
to turn this down. Take this piece of walnut and glue it in there
and make a goblet-like shape. As long as I align the grain when I glue these
up, it should be fine. Well, I had a few cracks in here that I needed
to fill with some CA glue just to stabilise them. In the mean time, while that is drying, I
will put this on. OK, these are ready to glue up, I think. Although, one thing I neglected to consider
is how I am going to align them so that they are centred, because I want to put this back
on the lathe. I will just have to eyeball it, I guess. Obviously not exact. I did not think it would be either. I am just going to turn this down into a narrower
shape. Give it an hourglass shape. Well I think this turned out kind of cool. It sort of has a mid-century modern look to
it. I kind of like this. I just put some oil-based finish on it. I have to put a couple more coats on. Not really useful for actually drinking out
of. I think it is a cool decorative piece. I think this wood is hickory. I am not sure because I got it free off of
Craigslist and turned these bowls from logs. When I picked it up, I was told it was hickory. It has a nice grain in it and a nice colour,
I think. It complements the walnut pretty well. Yeah, that’s it for today. Thanks for watching if you made it this far. I am going to chill out in air-conditioned
comfort. Make sure you like and subscribe to keep up
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