Eucalyptus Goblet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-09-2018 04:16 AM 1161 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My carver friend, Ron, brought me a piece of eucalyptus wood he found out on the golf course and I wanted to see how it turned, so I made this goblet for him. It is 7” tall and 2 3/4” diameter at the cup. It is finished with Danish Oil.

I added a couple shots of it in the unfinished state. I left a piece of the natural edge of the log on the bottom so he can see remember where it came from .

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 02-09-2018 04:49 AM

Hi Jim.

Nice piece of Eucalyptus . Has it been growing locally? I know there is a lot of Eucalyptus growing in California and was wondering if it has found its way to other areas of North America?

The Goblet looks good. Very sturdy base on it. Danish Oil always works well too.

Picture 2 was interesting…the goblet could also be presented as a small stand for a small bowl to sit on top.

Great Project Jim.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#2 posted 02-09-2018 04:58 AM

You are lucky guy having such ’’wood’’ presents

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-09-2018 04:59 AM

COOL… Leaving some of the Live is a good idea… COOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 02-09-2018 07:16 AM

Dig the Euc, Jim. Gorgeous wood. Hard as a rock. Hard on tools. Did it turn your hands black?

-- Mark

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#5 posted 02-09-2018 08:03 AM

Very nice Jim, great wood to play with.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 02-09-2018 08:44 AM

schön (beautiful)

-- Jim, Ca, [email protected]

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#7 posted 02-09-2018 09:41 AM

Very nice. I’m using eucalyptus a lot, just because it is the cheapest wood around here in the middle of Portugal.Not that easy to work with! Impressive turning.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#8 posted 02-09-2018 11:18 AM

Interesting piece Jim, Like the others have said, hard but lovely timber.
Over here we are spoiled with about 800 different species of Eucalyptus, all colours and patterns in the grain.
Great job Mate,


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 02-09-2018 12:34 PM

Looks great Jim, I really like the live edge trim on the bottom. I have never worked with Eucalyptus but I’ve heard it can be difficult to work with. Great work!

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#10 posted 02-09-2018 12:42 PM

Very nice looking Mr. Jim. I love the shape of it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#11 posted 02-09-2018 01:35 PM

Looks great Jim! Like the shape!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 02-09-2018 02:40 PM

That’s a beauty, Jim!

I was wondering how you mounted the “natural edge” end on the lathe- glue to waste block??

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 02-09-2018 03:04 PM

Well done. Nice finish.

-- Julian

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#14 posted 02-09-2018 03:18 PM

nicely done, looks like you don’t have any snow there, A bumper year here, may make 4 feet yet, not that it is that desirable.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 02-09-2018 03:53 PM

The grain in that piece of eucalyptus wood is beautiful. You did it justice Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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