Brandy snifter

  • Advertise with us
Project by johnstoneb posted 08-21-2021 02:54 PM 750 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a fear and a half ago I started working on my lathe a little more and decided to try and turn a brandy snifter. I started out and turned an number of different goblets for practice then glued up four planks from Osage Orange, Canarywood, Purpleheart and hard maple with walnut veneer dividers. I turned them 2 with captive rings. Finished them with Ecopoxy. I had to make a chuck to hold the snifter on a Rotisserie to keep them rotating while the epoxy set. They came out looking pretty good I think. I actually made four more this last winter. I am still finishing those as my old rotisserie motor died and I just got a new one and adapted it to work.
I guess I used Maple veneer on these Walnut on the others.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

7 comments so far

View luv2learn's profile


3158 posts in 3764 days

#1 posted 08-21-2021 05:07 PM

I like your choice of wood and the finished snifter is awesome.

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

View ClaudeF's profile


1515 posts in 3169 days

#2 posted 08-21-2021 10:05 PM

View swirt's profile


7693 posts in 4433 days

#3 posted 08-22-2021 02:07 AM

Very cool project.

-- Galootish log blog,

View Dutchy's profile


4373 posts in 3630 days

#4 posted 08-22-2021 09:54 AM

Outstanding! To me it looks like a lot of work.


View oldrivers's profile


3112 posts in 3028 days

#5 posted 08-22-2021 11:41 AM

A very pretty neat project, excellent work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View recycle1943's profile


7011 posts in 3084 days

#6 posted 08-22-2021 12:14 PM

some pretty serious glue up planning. great job

-- 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

View crowie's profile


5462 posts in 3412 days

#7 posted 08-22-2021 10:51 PM

The way you’ve laminated the timber together for turning looks awesome in the finished cup…

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics