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    goblet ?

    After looking at garys goblet i desided to make one. well it turned out all right, but not really sure how tall the stem is to be or how thin. the one i made is 7 1/4 tall with the stem being 4". the stem is 9/16 thick which i thought was thin enough till i took a pic. the cup is 1/8 thick which i think is all right, but not sure.. should i make it thinner or what? just looking for some advise so the next one will be better. thanks
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    and the picture is where????
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    and the picture is where????
    oops. here it is.
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    looks great from here...
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    Looks good to me maybe just a little shape to the stem. Id be prooud to claim it!!
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    Looks good to me, too. I'll second Andy's suggestion for some curve on the stem next time, but the straight stem looks good too. As far as thinness, I can't tell how thick the walls are, but to me the stem looks fine. It has a substantial look to it, as if it's intended to be used instead of just admired. Personally, I'm not a big fan of goblets with "how thin can you go?" stems. I recognize that they're a challenge to make, but but they don't do anything for me aesthetically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Leshner View Post
    looks great from here...
    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by andy lasslett View Post
    Looks good to me maybe just a little shape to the stem. Id be prooud to claim it!!
    thanks and maybe i'l try putting just a little curve in the next one

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks good to me, too. I'll second Andy's suggestion for some curve on the stem next time, but the straight stem looks good too. As far as thinness, I can't tell how thick the walls are, but to me the stem looks fine. It has a substantial look to it, as if it's intended to be used instead of just admired. Personally, I'm not a big fan of goblets with "how thin can you go?" stems. I recognize that they're a challenge to make, but but they don't do anything for me aesthetically.
    Thanks the wall thickness is a even 1/8. i thought that was fine, but the stem being 9/16? your right as i've looked at a lot of them online and i don't like the really thin long stems ether. the problem is no one seems to have a standard for making these.there all over the world.Was just looking for some kind of standard.

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    Stephen,
    The straight stem makes it easier to grasp... I make a lot of mine with the straight stems,
    I also add a little shape sometimes too.... most glass goblets are around 7-7 1/2 tall, and the stems can vary from 3/8 to 5/8 or more... so I would say you have a good handle on goblet making..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    Stephen,
    The straight stem makes it easier to grasp... I make a lot of mine with the straight stems,
    I also add a little shape sometimes too.... most glass goblets are around 7-7 1/2 tall, and the stems can vary from 3/8 to 5/8 or more... so I would say you have a good handle on goblet making..
    thanks Chuck wasn't sure as like i said after looking online there all over the place.

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    Good looking goblet.
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