Now Raise your Goblet of Rock ... er ... Pine

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Project by palaswood posted 04-21-2014 05:12 PM 1956 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I rough turned this goblet maybe four months ago, before I had a lathe chuck. Now with my Barracuda2 4-jaw lathe chuck, finishing it was as easy as planing pine. (HINT* Be careful not to over tighten the screws when mounting those jaws, some screws stripped after 2 weeks, allen tool too, but I was cranking em down too hard. I had to drill em out).

This is an end grain goblet, so its performance as a liquid receptacle may be lacking. Not sure.

Used a Benjamin’s Best hollowing tool, which works pretty good if you get the carbide cutter sharp and angle it properly, then u can just munch threw it. Sanded to 2000 on the outside, roughly sanded inside. Finished iwth Mylands Cellulose Sanding Sealer and Mylands Friction Polish. I must say. Using that combo doesn’t even seem fair. The polish is insane. I can see how it’s almost too much, and I’ll use it sparingly I’m sure once the novelty wears off.

I flipped it over and let some pentacryl wick up into it to help battle any checking in the stem. It’s pretty darn dry though. Also let some mineral oil soak inside for a bit.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#1 posted 04-21-2014 10:26 PM

Nicely turned. Beautiful piece of pine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 10:37 AM

Beautiful, Joseph. Was this a pine branch in it’s former life? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 05:30 PM

yes in fact, it was branch wood Candy. Behind my work place there is city owned land where they dump the tree trimmings from their huge lot (50 acres?). There are pine trunks and an old eucalyptus trunk 20 feet long and almost 3 feet in diameter (my kingdom for a 36” Stihl!)

Recently they dumped a huge load of pine, probably from the same stand as this branch came from. But I got this 6 months ago, from that same spot.
Yesterday i pulled out a 3 ft long log, with a gorgeous vase inside, it just doesnt know it yet ;)

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 10:12 PM

Nice! Will be fantastic if it seals enough to hold liquids!

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 10:43 PM

I can always seal it some other way. I never made a vessel before, so this one may be decorative only. we’ll see

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#6 posted 05-17-2014 10:52 AM

A super nice goblet.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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