With Captive Unity Ring
Rich brown wood and striking black grain accent this small decorative goblet. 4 7/8" in height with a 2 5/8" diameter, the goblet holds approximately 3oz. of liquid and is one of Tom's earlier turned works.
The Captive ring is cut from the solid block of wood as the goblet is turned on the lathe. First the bowl is turned and hollowed, next the stem is started. While still thick, the chisel cuts into the wood on either side of the intended ring. The ring is rounded over and then the wood is cut in from both sides until the ring is separated from the block.
With the ring bouncing and spinning, the remainder of the stem is cut and then the base is formed. The final result is a wooden ring locked onto the wooden goblet. The ring may only be removed by breaking it or the goblet. Over the years, captive rings have come to symbolize Unity and are popular features on wooden wedding goblets and chalices.
Since quality walnut is hard to find in the thicknesses required to turn these cups, this may be one of the last solid wooden walnut cups we are able to offer.For custom orders simply click the above button to purchase, then adjust the cart total. In the PayPal message to seller state the wood you desire your order to be crafted from. Custom woods available: Cherry, Curly Maple, Hard Maple, Oak and Mahogany. Custom orders take approximately 8 weeks.
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