First goblet

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Project by Wolfdaddy posted 12-08-2013 02:42 AM 1351 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this goblet about 4 or 5 months ago and finally got to finish it today. Walnut with coconut oil and beeswax.
I’m not completely happy with the inside, but without a proper hollowng tool I didn’t think I could get it any deeper safely. Overall I’m pretty happy with it.
Here’s what it looked like for the last 4 months…

Hope you guys like it!

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 04:39 AM

Beautiful, you will be the classiest at the dinner table! How do you find coconut oil as a finish? I assume it dries nicely. In the second picture the goblet has that nice glow, is that because of the beeswax? I’m making a sushi plate for my sister and I’m looking for finishes that are safe to eat off of.

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 05:08 AM

There should be no rush to finish something. It’ll be done when you think it’s ready. If it were any other way, it would be work, and I’m allergic to that. Beautiful piece.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 02:19 PM

I really like it. I also love the lathe. I have the same one. Are you going to sit in the yellow ducky and sip from the goblet?

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 07:12 PM

Looks cool, elegant shape.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 10:11 PM

Wyatt, I like the coconut oil/beeswax mixture for finish, but I don’t know how well it would do in actual use in regards to food/drink contact. It does have a nice, smooth, satiny feel. I turned this goblet kind of as an experiment to see if I could. I’m still fairly new to woodturning, and I’m still experimenting with different finishes. I know there are finishes out there that are durable and considered foodsafe, but I haven’t tried any. I can’t recommend anything, really. I don’t really intend to drink out of this one.
I use the yellow ducky to scare away snakes. Well, I tried to scare away one snake with it, but he just snappe at it a couple times.
Thanks for the comments guys!

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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