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Mahogany is a beautiful no matter the form.  In this case, I have turned a delicate and dainty goblet.  The classic curves and lines, combined with the deep rich color of mahogany, make it perfect for that special nick knack for your desk, night stand, or display shelf.

Dainty Mahogany Goblet (3" diam. x 4.5" tall)


    Unless otherwise stated, pieces I create are NOT designed to be a vessel in which you would serve food.   My items are typically designed as decorative pieces.  I use a natural clear stain to bring out the beautiful features found in all woods. I then complete the process with multiple thin layers of clear Wipe-On-Polyurethane to give each piece a hard protective shell. Those bowls (and other items) have a durable "film" type finish, usually a thin varnish, which provides not only lasting protection, but some degree of glossiness that brings out the grain and figure of the wood. Without such a finish, wood has a flat, dull, lifeless appearance that is not flattering to the wood. There is very little maintenance required for pieces with this type of finish.  An occasional wipe with a soft cloth to remove dust, and maybe an occasional polishing with a quality paste wax, is typically all that is needed.

    If a bowl IS labelled as a “Food Safe” as it would be for a Salad Bowl, it will have been prepared with a natural oil finish, such as walnut oil or mineral oil.  An excellent guide on the care of Food Safe bowls can be found at 

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