Camphor Goblet - OR - The Thing I was Working on when I Came Within 2-1/2" of Death

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-02-2018 07:37 AM 4021 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a whole lot of words here, Buddies. No prattling on about this and that. No telling every little detail at every piffling step along the way. No pedantry or poetry.
I will say that, this morning, when I got up, fully intending to take the day off, I was thinking about a lid for the Mulberry Bowl. I mounted the other half of the log this came from, visible here, and, also, here, in the second montage, and cogitated on it for a while. I did some cleaning up on it and woke up the figure with Shine Juice and thought, Nah. It wouldn’t go with it. And, also, this’ll make something nice later on. So I took it off and looked around for some other piece of wood to terrorize. Putting aside, for the time being, the notion of a Mulberry Bowl lid, I found a roughly 8” X 2-1/4” Camphor stick that I had somewhat turned round in the past – pre-Nova – and set aside. I remembered what I had in mind at that time – a goblet. So, I mounted it ‘tween centers and started in with my flesh-eating tools. As it progressed, I began wondering about how long it’s been since I managed to go from start to finish on anything in the space of a day. Then, I began daydreaming about doing just that. And, you know what? I did it. Start to finish in one – very long – day. About 10:00 AM to starting to write this at about 11:45 PM, with a break for dinner with Dad, RBS and the kid she married a hundred years ago. Iddnat sump’m’?
The photographs are embarrassing. I really ought to acquire some proper lighting for taking pictures at night, for when emergencies just like this present themownbadselves. There was no way I was gonna wait til tomorrow to post this. I have to go out and make up for taking the whole weekend off. VIMH has been ALL up in my grill about that all day.
So, as a way of disabusing you of my endless pontificating and carrying on about this and that, I offer you the chance to simply put on the headphones and look at the photos (for what they’re worth).

Thank you.. And, I apologize.

P.S. The gash in my arm healed within hours.

-- Mark

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-02-2018 11:17 AM

Nice work, Mark. I think you need a light booth like I do. We have a member of our guild who is a photographer and he explained how to make one.It is like big box with a curved white or light gray wall in the back and the same color sides. you put an LED light on the top with a diffuser over it and there you have it It is on my must get done list!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-02-2018 12:40 PM

Give me a goblet.—Hamlet, this pearl’s yours. Here’s to your health.

Sweet Turning!

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

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#3 posted 07-02-2018 01:07 PM

great masterpiece,Mark
another beauty you made

-- bambi

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#4 posted 07-02-2018 03:16 PM

Everything about this piece shouts “classy” Mark.

-- 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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#5 posted 07-02-2018 05:39 PM

Nice one Mark.

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

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#6 posted 07-02-2018 06:47 PM

Pretty cool features and details here.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-02-2018 08:20 PM

Very impressive. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 07-02-2018 09:07 PM

Great job, although I’m not sure “goblet” is the correct term – at 2.25” diameter sounds more like a cordial size. LOL

Beautiful style, nice proportions, the trapped ring and the gold leaf are excellent decorative touches, and the color makes it look like a Mediaeval relic. See that June Bug was your Muse/Mojo coming home to rest, just be more careful around those sharp objects please.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 07-03-2018 12:54 AM

John, it is 8” tall.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 07-05-2018 04:53 AM

wow, you are sure pushing the limits. Nice nice

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 10-04-2018 07:55 AM

Really like this, its wonderful and the text you put with this and some of your other projects I have looked at have made me really laugh out loud…... I bet you are a real laugh to be with :)

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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