Pen Chalice

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Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 02-20-2011 03:16 AM 1879 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I keep making things for the LOML and she actually asked why. LOL I told her it was for the understanding she shows when I want to spend a whole Saturday in the shop. It’s for her to take to work to hold her pens when she finishes her maternity leave in 2 weeks

Made from 3 laminated pieces of curly maple and finished with shellac and turners polish. I would have called it a goblet, but it looks too deep for that. It’s about 6” tall

Had problems hollowing it out as I only have 1 bowl and 2 spindle gouges. I think I need to invest in some hollowing tools lol. Either that or learn how to use my tools better :-P .

It was my first attempt at goblet turning, I ended up with a nick in the rim and after turning the piece around, it slipped in the oneway chuck causing a small spiral groove in the rim but it almost looks like part of the design :D

Thanks for looking! Feedback of course is always welcome.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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Blue Mountain Woods

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 03:25 AM

Looks to me like you did just fine on the hollowing. It is a lot easier, though, with a hollowing tool and a stub toolrest.
Nice goblet.

-- Pete -----

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 04:22 PM

Looks like it will hold some pen, and that is what you were aiming for. Nice finish on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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