Re: Latest project - early period turned cup
- Or for baptism, and it's John.
Me again. I really ought stop talking to myself....
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff" <jljonsn@...> wrote:
> I'm thinking that this is a communion cup, and that's probably Jesus on the disk.
> > --- In email@example.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