I'll tell you what Pip, if you are new to turning then we have something to look forward to!
I, like Jen, don't really like the checquer board and the chunkyness of the shape, BUT to take on something as you have done and finished up with a goblet like that is very, very good and I would be proud to have done it. The finish can be improved a lot.
You`ve certainly created a nicely shaped and well proportioned goblet. I think I might have made the base just a little wider to make your goblet look a little less top heavy. Gluing up all the segments must have taken a lot of careful work. Perhaps in a future piece, you might use the segments to create a pattern rather than the random effect of this one.
Look forward to seeing your next piece!
wow many thanks
i know the finish is not much, but it is in base coat, i have been turning for a few months, my mother in law saw what i had done and she asked me to make something for her i was quite shocked because i don't have much faith in my self, once i had made her a segmented fruit bowl (she loved it)she then asked me to make present for my sister in law christine (christmas day birthday, she does not know) ,we all met a mum in law ,when mum in law saw christines she loved it, she asked me to make something for my other sister in law (susan) so i have made small bowl for sweets photo to follow.chritine was saying tomy wife how much she liked the bowl but would chose some thing smaller,
so the goblet is going to be a gift to christine she seem to like the segmented bowl.
i think it may look better in one wood. ps when it is finished i will post a pic,
any way many thanks again
that's funny because it did have a bigger base well rounder and deeper but i did'nt like it but i could have made it wider
many thank for all your views
this is a very helpful forum
pip =D> :ho2
Keep it up, you are doing very well and I'd have been happy to have made something like that as a beginner. Some like segmented and some don't, the main thing to remember is that the most important aspects are shape and finish.