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    Walters Goblet

    A very good friend of mine has had a rough patch the last couple years with his health. His priest has been instrumental with helping him through. He asked me to make a chalice with a celtic cross, celebrating his heritage, for him to give the priest for Christmas. Doing a little web research shows that chalices are kind of ugly and don't particularly conform to the Golden Mean. This is what I came up with, a little bit squat. I thought the 3 rings would symbolize the Holy Trinity. Curly maple with WOP; ~9"x3". Thanks for looking.

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    Yessir!! Haven't tried the ring thing yet, but you sure nailed the whole idea Nate!! How'd you do the cross? Very impressive and the detail that no one ever sees is an especially nice touch!! Captive ring tool?
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    Beautiful piece Nate, well done.
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    Rings were cut with a skew and the cross is laser engraved by a local guy here in ABQ

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    You hit a home run with this one Nate.

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    That is darn near perfect! I hope it will get used as a chalice.
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    That's a real beauty, Nate!
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    Beautiful for sure Nate Still amazes me how you turners can create those rings, spectacular

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    Very nice.

    I agree about the Golden Mean. The stem just begs to be longer and base wider.
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    That came out looking great, Nate. The form looks just right for a chalice to me. The rings (and their symbolism) are a great addition, too.
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