MY BEST and 7 more pieces

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Project by bushmaster posted 03-09-2018 06:30 AM 1494 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for all the comments on the bowl on my last post, You did get my blood flowing, and it is warming up here.
Last summer I visited RALBUCK (Ralph Roggenbuck) gave me a piece of black walnut limb, we took the bark off so I could get it into Canada without trouble. Bugs could be hiding in the bark and they don’t have a passport.
Jim Jakosh inspired me to make a goblet in one of his recent posts, so now that my blood is flowing and the shop is warm, why not give it a try. I have in the past been hogging wood off and making large projects. This required a more gentle touch, and fine work, a new challenge, That why I call it MY BEST, Basic design was going to be quite simple, then I thought, I only have one piece of wood, why not try a captive ring and a little extra embelishments, if it didn’t work out just finish it off with a straight stem.

I found some info on the captive ring befor I started it, alway wondered how they did it but never looked into it, Not perfect but works for the first try.

When I was just getting warmed up the day before I managed to make 5 coasters out of a small piece that had a crack in the end.

I made the goblet out of the straight center section, had two pieces left over with a knot in each piece, why not go for broke and try to make something out of them, so two boxes came to be. Fairly delicate and thin walls too, another new experience.

And this is all I had left of the wood Ralph gave me.

Thanks Ralph, I puzzled for a long time about what to do with that precious wood, I am happy with the result, and will enjoy using and looking at the products.

Oh yes,I did have a great time cross country skiing on Monday, it was a mountain top experience.

Comments and encouragement is always appreciated. Thanks again Ralph for the wood and have a great weekend all.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 03-09-2018 07:04 AM

I realy think that it needs a great level of skill to make such beautiful pieces, especialy that ring on the stand.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 03-09-2018 07:05 AM

That is an extraordinary piece of work, Brian. But, I have this to say about that: Your “best” (and I agree) should never share the stage. You should re-post it alone. Top-Billing isn’t good enough. It should be a one-goblet show. Go on. Do it now, if it’s still in the editable phase.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-09-2018 10:06 AM

Very Nice Brian. The ring really does the trick.
Love the boxes and coasters also.
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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#4 posted 03-09-2018 10:21 AM

You are certainly a master wood turner Brian & the goblet with the little boxes look great doing the timber justice; BUT sir the last photos looks way too cold for me….Like the photo but that white stuff is all yours!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 03-09-2018 11:05 AM

Looking good man, you and the turnings.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 03-09-2018 11:07 AM

From the rough piece to the finish project, there is a lot of talent demonstration, bravo, for what I see, there is no limit for showing the beauty of wood and nothing goes to waste, keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 03-09-2018 11:54 AM

nice work – all of it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 03-09-2018 04:30 PM

Beautiful goblet Brian. I see you still have plenty of the white stuff on the ground.


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#9 posted 03-09-2018 04:32 PM

You are certainly a master wood turner Brian & the goblet with the little boxes look great doing the timber justice; BUT sir the last photos looks way too cold for me….Like the photo but that white stuff is all yours!!

- crowie
And I have to add—Brian made that wood look a lot better tan I could have!


We need a top of the week award for that one!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 03-09-2018 04:42 PM

You seem to do great work when there is snow around. Wonder what will happen this spring and summer!!!??
Great work. Keep it coming!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#11 posted 03-09-2018 07:14 PM

The ring looks like it belongs there. Nice job. My first attempt looked great, my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th looked like crap.
Time for another practice run.

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

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#12 posted 03-09-2018 08:38 PM

Tip of the hat Brian, for a first attempt that’s a hell of a result on the ring, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 03-09-2018 08:51 PM

You have displayed a lot of beautiful pieces. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 03-10-2018 02:38 AM

Brian , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 03-10-2018 03:35 AM

They look great Brain.


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