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How To Make A Goblet

Making a Goblet with the aid of the Nova Centre System - TK-Centre - Goblet

These are the items from the Nova Centre System used for this project.

Making a Goblet with the aid of the Nova Centre System - TK-Centre
The following are the steps to making this goblet.

  1. The timber blank is mounted in the chuck with the centre items 1 and 2 used to support the end so it remains centred while the chuck is tightened.
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  2. True the blank to a cylinder using a Roughing Gouge.
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  3. Remove the tailstock and using a 3/8” Spindle Gouge carve out the inside of the cup.  I use a Spindle Gouge because the flute is a smaller curve than a bowl gouge and therefore the top non-cutting wing is further away from the timber reducing the risk of a catch. The gouge is gently pushed into the timber at the centre and then the tip is swept towards you while dropping the handle.  That is, if looking at the end of the timber the gouge is swept up to the 10 o’clock position.

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  4. Next, the cup is sanded and the finish of EEE and U-Beaut Glow 
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  5. It is important to now mark the depth of the cup so you get the correct shape of the outside 
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  6. Shape the goblet using both a 3/8” and ¼” Spindle Gouge.  The 1 to 2 o’clock edge of the tool is used to prevent the tip catching.  Then apply the finish.
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  7. There is a relatively larger piece of timber in the chuck which has to be removed to complete the base of the goblet so I parted off as much as possible.
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    How to reverse the goblet in the chuck, grip it and trim the base without snapping the stem.

    This is the Nova Centre System provides the solution

  8. Using item 3 from the diagram above with the centre pin removed I then wrap cloth tape around this cone centre (which has a No 2 Morse Taper) to protect the timber.  The cone goes in the headstock and the tailstock is brought up to apply enough tension to hold the timber against the cone.
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  9. The waste on the base can now be turned away with either a Screw Chisel or the Detail Spindle Gouge till the waste is all but gone.
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  10. Remove the piece from the latch and carve off the small remaining nipple.

    Written by Allan Short – Customer Call Centre Consultant