At the Lathe: Tiny Goblets

Miniature turnings are perfect projects for trying out new techniques.
By Judy Ditmer
Pages: 82-84

From the April 2007 issue #161
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These little goblets are fun and easy projects, though the ring(s) on the stem may make them a bit more challenging. Because they’re small and relatively quick to make, they’re good projects for exploring variations. Prepare and turn 10 or 20 of them, changing the shapes, proportions and details a bit each time. This is how you learn to make those many tiny decisions which, taken as a whole, determine the look of the final object. You’ll learn more by making several goblets than you would by drawing the same number. There is no substitute for seeing the object in three dimensions, and while you are trying all those variations, you are also practicing the turning itself.

From the April 2007 issue #161
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