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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-09-2018 02:45 PM 1084 views 6 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a goblet made from 25 pieces of 5/8” square wood ( 16 Cherry, 8 box elder and 1 walnut). It is 2 5/8” diameter and 7 3/8” tall. It is finished with EEE and Shellawax. I added some in-process shots to show the layup process and the order of turning it.
Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 08-09-2018 02:49 PM

just beautifil

-- bambi

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#2 posted 08-09-2018 02:54 PM

I really do love this very fine goblet Jim … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 08-09-2018 03:01 PM

Hey Jim,

What are your preferred steps for turning a goblet? I am going to try one. I see you turn the cup first, but do you hollow, then shape the outside? Is one way or the other better for reducing chatter?


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#4 posted 08-09-2018 03:21 PM

Amazing work.

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#5 posted 08-09-2018 03:31 PM

Good looking Goblet Jim, must stay fairly straight since it was a glue up.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 08-09-2018 03:35 PM

Jim, this is a beautiful goblet. The combination of wood types is spot on.

-- 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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#7 posted 08-09-2018 03:37 PM

ain’t it just GREAT when a plan comes together and you end up with a one of a kind item, a real good looking one of a kind

-- 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 08-09-2018 03:44 PM

WOW! This is one awesome woods combination. I would say one of your best works so far – I realy like this. Very interesting concept with dark wood in the middle -exposed at final turn.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 08-09-2018 04:15 PM


Quite a process…

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#10 posted 08-09-2018 04:34 PM

Fine work as usual. I’ve been turning tooth pick holders and you just gave me some ideas to change them up.


-- jstegall

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#11 posted 08-09-2018 05:02 PM

Really symmetrical!

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

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#12 posted 08-09-2018 05:19 PM

Thank you all for looking and leaving such nice comments. This was fun. it is not my design..I saw one made like this somewhere and filed it away in my brain until this week. I just remembered the lay up proces and then it was pretty easy from there.

Hi Ben, I had to teach some students how to do this so I looked it up on You Tube and I use this method all the time. I estimate the cup shape and depth and bore the inside and sand and finish it complete. Then I turn the outside of the cup but not to the real small diameter of the stem yet. Sand and finish compete. Then I go on to the stem and do that in phases until I get to the base. This is the time I would make captured rings if I need to.The idea is to leave most of the mass of the blank there so that it supports the little area being turned and it also avoids vibration and chatter that way.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 08-09-2018 05:48 PM

It’s jewel like. Really beautiful.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#14 posted 08-09-2018 06:19 PM

Jim, this is a real beauty and you’ve done a fine job on it. It’s a real eye catcher.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 08-09-2018 06:22 PM

That really turned out to be a jewel!
You really know how to stack the pieces to get what you want as a final piece.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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