Growth Goblet

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Project by Dave Church posted 06-22-2016 04:51 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a small dead sapling (unknown wood) about 1 inch in diameter that had this strange growth directly in the middle of its trunk that bulged out to about 3 inch diameter for about a foot and a half before shrinking back to 1 inch. Naturally I cut it down to turn on the lathe, and boy am I glad I did. The grains that came from this piece are indescribable through words alone (and the photos hardly do them justice).

Originally I planned on making a weizen beer drinking glass, but it is amazing how little we have control of what the wood wants to become. Thus a goblet was born.

Finished with clear casting epoxy resin that is 100% food safe, even with alcoholic beverages.

-- What? I didn't "break" it, I was just testing its durability, and then I "placed" it in the woods because it's made of wood and I just thought he should be with his family.

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#1 posted 06-22-2016 07:09 PM

man oh man that thing is ridiculously awesome

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#2 posted 06-23-2016 12:13 AM

That is a great piece. Wish I had done it. Thanks for sharing.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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