Wine glass

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Project by Vince posted 05-21-2012 03:56 PM 2050 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these wine glasses for my sister, the wood is Purple Heart and if you look at one of the photos it shows one of the stems is brown. The brown one was just turned and the purple one was turned the day before. In the back ground was a stem the broke while turning so I made a ring holder out of it. I finished them with MinWax polyurethane.

-- Vince

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 06:48 PM

The glasses are nice, but I love that you simply turned a broken piece in to another project.

-- Making the best of what I have!

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 07:58 PM

Great work and great save! Neat projects.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 08:00 PM

Great pieces, Vince. I love purple heart!!
When I made a purple heart purple heart, a number of people told me to put iti n the sun and the purple will come back!.....................Jim

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

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 08:16 PM

Nice work. I like that you made the base large and heavy enough to make them stable. Unfortunately Purple Heart does oxidize brown if you don’t seal it with a hard finish right away. Salad bowl finish would be good because it resists alcohol and wipes on for easy application.
If the stems and base were turned as separate pieces you might have avoided the breaking problem.
I have been tempted to make some myself; even bought 4 glass tops several years ago I have never gotten around to the final step. Turn the wood. Your work inspires me.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 01:26 AM

I made some wine glass stems but it never occurred to me to make them as ornate as what you’ve made; very pretty!! In the pictures, the wood looks segmented – is it?
Very nice work… I need to try and make some like yours!

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#6 posted 05-23-2012 01:37 AM

Well done Vince.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 07:24 PM

Thanks for the comments, Yes Jimmy the base is segmented with a solid neck.After sitting overnight in the garage all three pieces ended up the same shade of purple.

-- Vince

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