Eccentric Goblet - OR - An Unintentional Day Off

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 11-01-2018 11:52 PM 1604 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Car in the shop. Day off VIMH didn’t approve. What to do? What to do?
About 10:00 AM, I picked out a stick. Jacaranda, it was. Bent, it was. I tried to figure out a way to turn a goblet such that the cup portion would stand on top all askew, as per the natural bend in the stick. Instead, I cut the bent end away and turned the cup portion from it, then turned the stem portion from the rest, and CA’d the cup in place. The captive ring was the important part, to me. That, and having an understated eccentric bit going on. I finished it and photographed it at about 4:00. In my haste to take the pictures, I knocked it on the floor and broke it. Then I fixed it. It’s okay.
This is my tallest yet, at 12”. Finished with YG and HS. Fixed with CA.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-02-2018 12:18 AM

You are amazing. Your skill level is over the top, well maybe of to the side Dr. Eccentric.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 02:11 AM

Eccentric, attenuated, and a captured ring – what will you amaze us with next?

You had a day off for car repairs and created this, I had the day off for plumbing repairs and I sanded a stick – not that it’s a competition, but you win.

Congratulations on a job well done. Have a great weekend,


-- Leafherder

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 02:14 AM

Thanks, fellas.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 11-02-2018 02:38 AM

I yield to the Master.

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

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#5 posted 11-02-2018 05:58 AM

Love it.


-- 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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#6 posted 11-02-2018 08:01 AM

thats amazing,Mark

-- bambi

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#7 posted 11-02-2018 12:47 PM

That thin stand realy amaize me!!...How it doesn’t broke!!??

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-02-2018 02:49 PM

Nicely done Mark. You are perfecting that technique of turning for sure.

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 11-02-2018 03:40 PM

Mark you are getting better and better at this eccentric turning. Nice work, buddy!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-02-2018 05:39 PM

Apology accepted. Now what was it for? Nice job on the cup.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 11-02-2018 06:00 PM

That is excellent. It may be a journey but it’s worth the trip.

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

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#12 posted 11-02-2018 06:50 PM

tricky, tricky stuff mark, thats a real nice job (and rescue) ;)
has a antique look to my eye somehow

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

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#13 posted 11-02-2018 10:46 PM

Nice job Mark, great thin lines

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

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#14 posted 11-02-2018 11:00 PM

I knew this would make DT3 – Congratulations!

-- Leafherder

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#15 posted 11-03-2018 11:25 PM

I knew this would make DT3 – Congratulations!

- leafherder

YEP! Very Nice & well Done Mark!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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