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Project by Loucarb posted 09-08-2009 11:37 PM 1715 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been spending as much time as I can practicing on the lath The bowl is spalted silver maple 7” dia. x 3” high. The wood is almost to dry to turn but it has some nice markings and I hate to let it go to waste. The Goblet is Elm and is 5 1/2” tall & 2 1/2” wide at the top. It is was my seventh try (I have six broken ones in the trash bin). There far from perfect but right now I am just trying to learn techniques. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 09-08-2009 11:43 PM

I agree that piece of spalted maple is too good to waste. You did a nice job with it. The goblet looks great, very delicate.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 11:46 PM

You’ve done a great job for first attempt LOU you are obviously a born natural .Maybe try to get the bowls a little thinner , it will come though.Man you’ve got the natural gift for this.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 12:22 AM

Got to love that Spalted Maple bowl no matter how thick it is : ) I haven’t tried a goblet yet myself so I will say that yours is perfect at this point , Lou : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 03:25 AM

looks great ! hope you are enjoying yourself !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 03:29 AM

Hey, someone got my bowl. Lou, I have one very similiar to that one. I love that spalted maple.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 03:52 AM

Thanks everyone for the tips, kind words and boost of confidents.

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 04:50 AM

They came out great Lou.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 05:32 AM

Great job :ou. They both look fantastic! That goblet is very delicate.

One question, Where and how did the others fail? Did you do the bowl of the goblet with the stem still heavy enough to support it? It is easier to turn the top first then thin down the stem. That way you have the most support for the turning. Something to keep in mind.

Great job. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 09-09-2009 11:24 AM

Great looking turns Lou. That spalted maple is sensational. It sounds like you are really enjoying yourself. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 09-23-2009 03:08 PM

WOW, Great job! 7 try’s aye….. Now thats the way to stick with it! I have no expirence in turning yet will one day nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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