Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cedar Hill, MO.
I personally use a chuck but I guess you could use a face plate or glue block (donít know how safe it would be). First shape the outer part of your cup and stop when you start to turn down towards the stem leaving the stem fat for support. Then hollow out cup to desired depth and wall thickness. Then finish shaping the outer part of your cup to the stem. Standard rule of thumb on stem length is 1 to 1 Ĺ times the length of your cup. I usually turn the diameter of the stem to about a 1/2Ē down the stem. then start my captive rings. If one should break I have plenty of wood before I hit the base of my goblet. Once captive rings are free I turn the rest of the stem and the base. Once the goblet is sanded I part off and reverse chuck the goblet using the live center for support and finish off the bottom of my base. Hope this helps....Jeff
"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..