Hey Jerry, I've been lost to the turning addiction for years, I'm just having a relapse!!!! :7 It's just been this past year that I starting hollowing & boy is it FUN!!!! Maybe this winter I'll try a natural edge bowl & I'll remember to watch my fingers while sanding! ;)
Now that yu have done this very nice goblet, may I suggest some ideas for the nex one?
When you will turn the captive ring, start when the diameter is much smaller than the base so that the captive ring will not lay on the base but stand a little higher on the stem,
Try to turn a thinner stem it will give another slimmer look to the goblet
Try the overall proportion 1/3 2/3 that is the goblet itself should be 1/3 of the overall piece, than in the 2/3 remaining, do again the 1/3 2/3 i.e. the foot 1/3 the stem 2/3… you will be surprised ov the look.
Good turning and CONGRATULATION again.
Thanks for the suggestions. Slender turnings are one thing that I have been working on & trying not to push the tool too hard. Any suggestions as to control chatter when it is not possible to have the tool rest close to your work, such as a stem in a goblet?
The Cherry goblet is the 3rd piece that I have made with captive rings. Trying to undercut the curve in a ring has been a challenge, even with ring tools, but it beats trying to undercut the curve with a skew. As time goes by & I work on the inside curve, I will also work on making a tighter ring.
I no longer have the goblet to check the 1/3 rule. I do remember that I left the base tall & heavy due to too many catches & that probably threw the proportions off. One reason I believe I had so many catches in this piece is that I was trying to hard, this was a special piece.
Thanks again & any more suggestions from the group are always welcomed.
I finally turned the another goblet with a captive ring last week. This was the stick of cherry that I had my eye on a few weeks ago. The original shape that I aimed for changed after a few catches. One catch on the base that threw the skew into the chuck & two more HUGE catches in the lower curve of the goblet. Of all things, those two were with the gouge. I think it was the full moon!! The dimensions on the goblet are, 6" tall, 3" diameter, 1/2" stem with a 1/2" ring.
Thanks Bill G for the suggestion on finishing captive rings. The Bartley Gel Varnish worked out great. :7 It left a nice sheen on the cherry. The pictures do not justify the finish, I used the wrong lens!
A dear friend inspired me to start doing captive rings & I made this goblet for a special person. Here's to you Debra, may you live a long healthy life for many years to come.