Tim, I am brand new at wood turning. With the exception of a couple of ornaments in a woodturning class, I haven't turned anything. I hope that is the quality of turning I can do on my lathe if I ever get to use it. That is one awesome, awesome piece of work. Outstanding. But I have a silly question. How did you go about turning that? Did you turn a tenon on the base , then turn the whole cup and part it off or did you turn the cup end the turn it around and put that end in the chuck and finish the bottom? Again, that's a great looking gobblet.