If you recall I posted on the Hybrid Wine Glass
I finished my first one made from Bloodwood in about two hours.
Soon I’l try it out with a fine wine 🙂
How its made:
- I bought a box of 6 glasses from Wall-mart for $1 each. I scored the stem 1″ from the body of the galss with a small triangular file
- Hold the body of the glass with a towel to protect your hands and tap below the score with a ball-peen hammer
- Clink! the stem is separated from the body. Keep the body, the glass base makes a good model.
- Cut a 3×3 square piece of material from a 3/4 inch thick board for the base.
- Cut a 3/4 square piece for the stem from the same material 3 ” long with the grain parallel to the long dimension.
- Mount the stem into the chuck jaws and then bring the tail-stock up to the center right of the stem blank.
- Turning between centers cut a 1/4″ deep by 1/2 inch diameter tenon on the right end. (may-be a tad smaller). Dismount the stem blank.
- Mount the square base into the chuck jaws tightly and drill a 1/2″ hole 1/4″ inch deep in the base with a Jacobs chuck
- Dry fit the stems tenon into the base. If it is to big, dress up the hole in the base until it fits very snug.
- Glue the stem into the base with thick CA, using the tail-stock live center to align and press it tight. A gap free joint it desired at the base-stem junction
- Measure the diameter of the stub left on the glass body with a micrometer and using that size drill a hole in the stem to receive the body.
- Using a Jacobs chuck drill a 1″ hole in the end of the stem opposite the base.
- Test fit the body for depth and re-drill until the body seats against the stem, then drill a 1/16 further.
- Put the body in a safe place and then with a small bowl gouge hollow the end of the stem to fit the profile of the body just above the stem. You want the body to sit down inside the stem slightly.
- Put a cone center in the tail-stock and bring it up to support the stem by interfaceing it with the hole and bevel inside the end of the stem.
- Now turn the stem as you would a spindle. Then turn the base.
- The base should be turned convex and insure that you leave enough room between it and the chuck to part it off. The base is actually pretty thin. Use the glass base you cut from the body as a model.
- Use a water proof finish (I used wipe on poly) and part off the completed base-stem. Make sure you concave the bottom.
- Glue the body into the stem with a clear silicon cement (I used GE silicon II, the stuff you seal bathtubs with).
- After the silicon dries for a couple of days use a razor blade to trim the excess away.
- Polish the wood and glass and then find a bottle of wine.