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    Mini Gobblet

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    This is my latest turning it is a mini goblet made out of red acrylic plastic, it is less then an inch tall and about as round as the dime in the picture.
    Last edited by Jim Krager; 05-07-2013 at 06:33 PM.
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    That take awhile to drink a bottle of wine! I've tried but can't ever turn anything that small.
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    Very cool, Jim. I'm guessing you made that out of pen blank leftovers. We've got one or two other members here who've shown some cool minis in the past. Apparently there's a decent market for them on eBay, too. There's a lady in the turning club I belong to in LA who specializes in turning miniatures. I've seen hollow forms she's made that would probably fit in the bowl of your goblet. (I kid her about the teeny-tiny hollowing rig I imagine she's using.)
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    Nicely done, Jim.

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    Thanks everyone. Yes it is a good way to use up pen scraps and fun too. I can't imagine the size of the tools you would need to turn a hollow form small enough to fit in the bowl of my goblet, that would be fun to try.
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    Nice work. Can't be that easy to turn something so small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    ...Can't be that easy to turn something so small.
    Man, you've got that right. It takes steadier hands and better eyes than I have to do something as nice as Jim's goblet.

    Jim, I know this lady (Carrie) uses very small regular turning tools (gouges and scrapers), but she also alters things like dental picks and other small pointed objects to use as tools.
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    Jim that's a cool little gobblet ya did there. I've tryed doing a few of these in the past, and know how hard they can be getting them right.

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