Thursday, 26 August 2010

Goblet turning & Tool Sharpening

Chris came yesterday and had a go at making a goblet - a first on one of my courses...

I had to find the goblet hooks and give them a sharpen as it's not something I've done for a few years.  I'd forgotten the bit about squinting one-eyed into the goblet at a tool edge you can hardly see!  Well done Chris.

Tom came on a sharpening course on Tuesday with a variety of chisels, knives, slashers, machetes, scythes and axes all of which went home with him 100% sharper than they had been.  We also managed to make a new handle for a lovely old pair of shears and sharpen them.  Unfortunately I forgot about the camera so there are no pics.


Brander said...

I'd love to see your Goblet hooks. I am gathering information and tools for eventually pole lathe turning here.

I've got a couple of bowl hooks, but not sure what a goblet hook looks like. Also, what is different about turning a goblet on a pole lathe?



Where is "here" Brander?

Goblet hooks are like tiny bowl hooks and goblets are turned as for spindle work.

Brander said...

Here being Northwest US.


Brander - Have you looked on the Bodgers Forum? Quite a bit of info there on all aspects of pole lathe turning.

Just type a word (like goblet) into the search box.