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    Goblet

    This goblet was made for the son of my neighbours who has just made them Grandparents for the first time
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    After this picture was taken I engraved the childs name date of birth and also time and weight as a memento for them. Critque and comments welcome
    "Every day's a school day"

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    Very attractive and, I'm sure, will be a welcom gift and lasting memory.
    Is that Osage Orange?

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    Very nice work, John. Nothing to critique from where I'm sitting. What type of wood did you use?
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    ooop's sorry guys memories going along with the hair line The wood is Pau Amerello and the goblet is 5ins x 2 3/4ins at the top 2inch base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Ryan View Post
    ooop's sorry guys memories going along with the hair line The wood is Pau Amerello and the goblet is 5ins x 2 3/4ins at the top 2inch base.
    Thanks, never heard of that wood. Do you know if it will keep it's color?
    In the picture, it looks a lot like Osage Orange which, unfortunately, turns brown with time and exposure to light.

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    Frank I've not had any pieces for long so am unable to say if it will darken. According to this web site if it does do it is not by very much www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/index.htm but he has quite a lot of information on this and other exotic's
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    Very nice piece John for a great event. Well done.
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    Isn't it also known as Yellowheart... I've had a couple of boards in the attic of my shop for about 8 months.. it's still bright yellow.

    How did you finish the goblet... I'm working on a line for an upcoming show and looking for a good food safe finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    Isn't it also known as Yellowheart... I've had a couple of boards in the attic of my shop for about 8 months.. it's still bright yellow.

    How did you finish the goblet... I'm working on a line for an upcoming show and looking for a good food safe finish.

    Chuck I believe it is also called yellowheart after reading about it on the web site. The finish I have on the godlet is 2 coats sanding sealer both cut back with steel wool then 3 coats of a soft wax hand buffed, this is meant to be ornament and not used. I have read somwhere on the web about some one who melts wax and coats the inside of tankards so they can be used for liquid. For a food safe finish I am at the moment using several coats of mineral oil no sanding sealer and hand buffed. Hope this is of some use to you, let us know what you end up using
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    So far I've only made two goblets all wood, one is from Photinia (Red Tip) and the other is from some maple I have that's showing some spalting.. both are for decoration only.. not recommending them as food safe. The Photinia is finished with Carnuba and the maple has a wipe on poly... which I've been told after about 30 days curing may be food safe, but with the spalting, don't think I'll chance calling it food safe.

    I've contacted several turners who have goblets on their websites and asked them questions... one said his was trade secret and he couldn't divulge it because "if applied wrong, he could be liable" ( according to his b-i-l, the attorney)

    I have been putting the glass bulbs of wine glasses on wood stems... seems to work well and got good reception at a gallery I recently attended.
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