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Re: Latest project - early period turned cup

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  • Jeff
    Or for baptism, and it s John. Me again. I really ought stop talking to myself....
    Message 1 of 29 , Dec 23, 2009
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      Or for baptism, and it's John.

      Me again. I really ought stop talking to myself....

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff" <jljonsn@...> wrote:
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      >
      > I'm thinking that this is a communion cup, and that's probably Jesus on the disk.
      >
      > Jeff/Geoff
      >
      > > --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Wm G <wagrot@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Point. I have looked at turned cups in the museum in London and saw a
      > > > metal insert (think copper freeze plug) in the center of the bottom of
      > > > the cup - My theory is it was to protect from the massive soak-in of
      > > > liquids in the core wood (the cups were turned from limbs centered at
      > > > the core). There was some sort of mark stamped in the copper coin as
      > > > well, so it may have served as a makers mark.
      > > > Riley G.
      > >
      > > If you check the following photo, you will see something like what you describe
      > > http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dMeLSAcoyho/SvGdy06Ib6I/AAAAAAAABek/9_K1X7dWulI/s1600-h/11-individual.jpg
      > >
      > > Since it's burl, I don't think we can give any real idea of wood-grain direction, but that certainly looks like a metal plug in the center
      > >
      > > Photo from Robin Wood's blog, where he states it's a 13th C mazer from Canterbury
      > >
      > > TTFN
      > > Ralg
      > > AnTir
      > >
      >
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