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bodrighy
18-06-2009, 08:39 PM
Out of the blue I got an email from someone who had stumble across my website asking if I could possibly make a pair of goblets for their celtic wedding. Never one to lookm a gift horse in the mouth I said yes.

This is what I have made so far. If they like it then I will do the really difficult part, duplicating it.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_weddinggoblet1.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=weddinggoblet1.jpg) http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_weddinggoblet2.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=weddinggoblet2.jpg)

It's cherry, 7" tall, bowl is 3" dia. & 2 1/2" deep as they want to drink toast with mead from it I have coated the inside with copious layers of melamine lacquer. he captive rings are traditional for wedding goblets and symbolise the unity of the couple. Doesn't sow in the photos but the outside is finished with friction polish and burnished to a very high gloss.

Pete

mrdavidtodd
18-06-2009, 08:49 PM
oh wow that is absolutely spectacular

well done!



Dave

bodrighy
18-06-2009, 09:04 PM
Just finished a 2nd one to give them a choice

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_pricklypearwedding1.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=pricklypearwedding1.jpg) http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_pricklypearwedding2.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=pricklypearwedding2.jpg)

This one is made out of prickly pear of all things and is 6 1/2" tall, bowl is 3 1/2" dia x 2 1/4" deep. Same finish.

Pete

Ifor-Jones
18-06-2009, 09:09 PM
They are both really beautiful.

Moonbeam Angel
18-06-2009, 09:11 PM
Both sets are absolutely stunning, I love the rings at the bottom, they look so real!

I have flicked backwards and forwards between the two pics to try and decide which I prefer but they are both so lovely I couldn't decide!

Well done!:D

bodrighy
18-06-2009, 09:14 PM
Both sets are absolutely stunning, I love the rings at the bottom, they look so real!

I have flicked backwards and forwards between the two pics to try and decide which I prefer but they are both so lovely I couldn't decide!

Well done!:D


They are real:mf: All from the one piece of wood, no tricks involved

pete

craftdancer
18-06-2009, 09:18 PM
Love it!

Linda

Moonbeam Angel
18-06-2009, 09:18 PM
They are real:mf: All from the one piece of wood, no tricks involved

pete


oops I thought they were carved along with the goblet. I take it that they move about then??? Excellent work!!

ElaineJ
18-06-2009, 09:48 PM
I love goblets!

Those are beautiful.

Silverworkz
18-06-2009, 11:44 PM
wow these are beautiful how tactile they must be. I am in Hayle Cornwall with a name like Bodrighy you must be near by.
silverworkz

bodrighy
18-06-2009, 11:48 PM
wow these are beautiful how tactile they must be. I am in Hayle Cornwall with a name like Bodrighy you must be near by.
silverworkz

Just across from you near Bissoe. Originally from Cadgwith. Bodrighy was the name of the house I was born in though spelt Bodrigy.

Pete

beckyboo
18-06-2009, 11:52 PM
really gorgeous work as always ....:D

ldw
19-06-2009, 12:36 AM
They're incredible, am sure they'll love them...Particularly like the rings on the bottom, perfect! x

Silverworkz
19-06-2009, 12:52 AM
Thought so my daughters school is Bodriggy. Since making for a living I dont get many days off so I only get to see whats on my door step through the net these days. so thank goodness for the internet.

silverworkz

silverjewelleryworkshop
19-06-2009, 12:55 AM
Great work, they are both really stunning. I've never been to a celtic wedding but absolutely adore mead, lol.

Caroline

bodrighy
19-06-2009, 06:05 PM
and finally, the two sets for the customer to choose from. Hopefully he'll like one of them

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_pricklypearweddingpair.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=pricklypearweddingpair.jpg) http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_weddinggobletpair.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=weddinggobletpair.jpg)

The cherry ones aren't as similar as I'd have liked but the prickly pear are fairly close. Must practice my copying

Pete

ElaineJ
19-06-2009, 06:39 PM
The cherry ones do look like a "His'n'Hers" set though.

Both sets very desirable - bet he'll have difficulty choosing!

bodrighy
19-06-2009, 07:29 PM
The cherry ones do look like a "His'n'Hers" set though.

Both sets very desirable - bet he'll have difficulty choosing!


You were right. I just got an email saying they couldn't choose between them so have decided to buy both pairs and use the extra one as a wedding present for his sister.

Result:mf::mf:

Pete

ElaineJ
19-06-2009, 07:40 PM
That was to your advantage - but they're going to have to choose at some point - or come back for another pair!!

woodtattoos
19-06-2009, 09:39 PM
I think they are fab... and so tempting to a pyrographer... :p


Must practice my copying


Do you use some sort of profile tool to take an impression of the form?

Si.

bodrighy
19-06-2009, 10:20 PM
I think they are fab... and so tempting to a pyrographer... :p



Do you use some sort of profile tool to take an impression of the form?

Si.
No, I need to eplore the whole concept of copying as generally I make one offs only. There are things like profile sticks or something as well. If these are that popular I need to learn another skill

Pete

ElaineJ
20-06-2009, 01:54 AM
I think this type of gauge (http://www.screwfix.com/prods/22527/Hand-Tools/Tiling-Tools/Forge-Steel-Profile-Gauge-5-?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-Datafeed-_-Hand%20Tools-_-Forge%20Steel%20Profile%20Gauge%205%22) is fascinating I've often been tempted to buy one as a toy.

Don't know whether it would be useful for your work though.

bodrighy
20-06-2009, 01:58 AM
I think this type of gauge (http://www.screwfix.com/prods/22527/Hand-Tools/Tiling-Tools/Forge-Steel-Profile-Gauge-5-?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-Datafeed-_-Hand%20Tools-_-Forge%20Steel%20Profile%20Gauge%205%22) is fascinating I've often been tempted to buy one as a toy.

Don't know whether it would be useful for your work though.

I have one but as the pins are steel I couldn't use it to get the profile from the one I had already made without marking the surface. In hindsight I should have domne it when I had finished the first one and before cleaning it up and polishing it. :frusty:

They are really useful gadgets however and next tiem I'll try and remember to use it in time

If we really learnt from our mistakes we would all be experts:sm:

Pete

ElaineJ
20-06-2009, 02:27 AM
If we really learnt from our mistakes we would all be experts
All too true!!

Scorch
21-06-2009, 09:01 AM
Lovely, lovely, lovely! They are really beautiful, Bodrighy.

That's just the style I'd like to pyro on, in plain light-cooured wood with or without rings, to make altar chalices for my pagan pals. (Hint, hint...!)

BTW, those pin gauges (AKA Contour Gauge or Meluish Template) are available in plastic also. Like these : http://www.toolspot.co.uk/product/heavy-duty-plastic-contour-gauge

bodrighy
24-06-2009, 11:39 PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely! They are really beautiful, Bodrighy.

That's just the style I'd like to pyro on, in plain light-cooured wood with or without rings, to make altar chalices for my pagan pals. (Hint, hint...!)


I have just chopped down a sycamore tree and the wood looks like this
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_sycamoreegg2.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=sycamoreegg2.jpg)

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/th_freshsycamore.jpg (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/bodrighy/?action=view&current=freshsycamore.jpg)


As it is fresh wood I have turned these to see if it will split or warp. Sometimes sycamore stays straight as long as it is thin enough. If you are interested give me a PM. I should know in a week whether they are OK or not

Pete

Scorch
25-06-2009, 08:59 AM
Oh, nice... That's very interesting indeed! I'd have thought it'd need seasoning first, and wouldn't stay in one piece if you turned it green... but I'd be most happy to be proved wrong.

Yup, I'd be interested, definitely...

Madly Creating
25-06-2009, 10:30 AM
Stunning! I'd never drink out of it, for fear of staining - but what a wonderful wedding 'gift'!

bodrighy
25-06-2009, 11:00 AM
Oh, nice... That's very interesting indeed! I'd have thought it'd need seasoning first, and wouldn't stay in one piece if you turned it green... but I'd be most happy to be proved wrong.

Yup, I'd be interested, definitely...

Generally you are right. For some reason sycamore seems fairly stable from what I have seen and heard. I always leave anything I make a couple of weeks indoors before selling and would do the same with this wood. A lot does depend on the grain and what part of the wood you use. All the old turners like the bodgers used wood straight from the tree I think so it must be posible.

Pete

bodrighy
26-06-2009, 12:52 AM
Stunning! I'd never drink out of it, for fear of staining - but what a wonderful wedding 'gift'!

If the goblet is to be used I give the inside a good few coats of melamine finish. Unless it is dumped in a dishwasher or someone uses wire wool on it, a quick swill is enough and it shouldn't stain.

Pete

Fluffy Squirrel
27-06-2009, 10:48 PM
These are beautiful... a gorgeous wedding/anniversary gift for any couple. I'm not surprised that your customer decided to buy both sets.

Swarovski Chick
28-06-2009, 09:44 PM
They are absoutely beautiful, I can see myself swigging red wine out of one of those!

bodrighy
28-06-2009, 10:18 PM
They are absoutely beautiful, I can see myself swigging red wine out of one of those!


25 each or 40 for a pair and you can swig all you like:mf::mf:

Pete3

autumn rose
28-06-2009, 10:40 PM
Beautiful work :D Im shocked at how little they cost though!

bodrighy
28-06-2009, 11:52 PM
Beautiful work :D Im shocked at how little they cost though!

Anyone who wants to pay more is welcome.:sm: That's the price I'm charging on Etsy for them.

pete