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    Competition entry

    Our club;'s entry for this month was a goblet. As I have only recently joined I am a novice. (Looking at the work that others do I'd totally agree) Anyway. I made a really nice little goblet out of some fruit wood about a fortnight ago for the competition

    9" tall, stem is 3.5 mm top is averaged 1 1/2" dia. I really liked this as it looked almost flower like and the base was offcentre as well which seemed to enhance it


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    and the blithering thing split on the base so I had to do another one



    This one is 12" tall, 2" dia. top and the stem is 5mm. Chuffed to bits as I came first

    Pete

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    "Chuffed" certainly is in order

    Too bad about the fruitwood one splitting, seems to be the fate of a lot of fruitwood, but the second one is certainly wonderful too!

    Congrats on taking first place, Blue ribbon to you sir!
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    NOVIce?

    If this is "NOVICE" work, I'm sellin' ALL my tools.

    What appears to be offset turning. Thin walls. Great finishing! Good lookin' wood.

    What else could you ask for (Except for the split).

    Have you tried to make the split work (Like filling it with coffee grounds and CA glue?)

    The second one is very nice, too.

    Bruce
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    Nice work Pete. Is the second one the same wood? Congratulations on the win too!
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    Those are really delicate, and as Bruce says, if this is novice work what will be veteran or experienced work??

    Congratulations on both of them.
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    very nice work pete, and congrats on the ribbon.. i really liked your flower one and this one is just as nice.
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    I can hardly wait till I'm a novice. Until then, getting it oval will have to do
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    Both are great looking goblets. I agree with the others. Sure doesn't look like novice turning.
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    I think because I do miniatures I have learnt to have a delicate touch which helps. I also have about 1/2 dozen goblets without stems that I have saved when they broke. Got some weird idea of using them to make some sort of sculptural thing with.

    As far as the split is concerned in the first one. filling it would make it stand out as a filled in split so I am waiting to make sure it is going any further than I'll have a go at widening it a bit and burning it with a pyro machine to make it look natural edge. May work but without trying I'll never know.
    Pete

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    Congrats! Both pieces look like winners, Pete. Sorry to see the first one moved on you...sounds like you have a good salvage plan in place.











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