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I have just taken delivery of a set of Cocobolo cups and matching wand made by Joe
Porper. Aside from very nice single chop cups and a nasty little set of cups made in India, these are the first decent set of wood cups I have gotten my grubby little paws on and they are very nicely made.

Obviously wooden cups handle very differently to metal ones and they have certain restrictions and limitations but I really like these and the wand is beautiful.

You can read more of my thoughts and see pictures here:

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Great looking set of cups Bri, congrats!
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Thanks! I was just saying to someone that I would really like a set of dark wooden cups with polished copper or brass beads and mouth beads...
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On 2010-03-13 11:43, mindyourmagic wrote:
Thanks! I was just saying to someone that I would really like a set of dark wooden cups with polished copper or brass beads and mouth beads...


Congrats Bri!

I really like your idea about the copper or brass and wood cups... Might be a trick to produce though I am sure that they would be beautiful.
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Sshhh Doug, I'm happy in my bubble! If someone were to make them, I bet they would look and handle nicely though...
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CoCoBolo is a beautiful wood and Joe did a beautiful job turning those. Congrats on a nice addition to your evergrowing collection Bri! I wonder how some hand carved designs would look on those Coco cups?
Enjoy them!

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Thanks Dom. You've done it now! My mind is turning over with carved wooden cups!
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Nice cups Bri!
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Hey thanks Tom Smile
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Always a pleasure Bri...

...tinged with just a hint of jealousy.

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The contrast of the the cups with the lemon loads is really, REALLY, nice.
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Yeah, thanks, I think so too Chessmann. I think that fruit suits wooden cups anyway... I like to use lemons and limes with my Eric Hansen chop cups too...

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Attached is a photo of my first set of cups. The materials are cocobolo and gabon ebony

Now owned by Bill Palmer

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In addition to the Cocobolo Cups. My first ever set of Feathered Combo Cups

These too belong to Bill Palmer

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Angeloturn, those Cocobolo cups are very beautiful and I wish I had set like those. Cannot image a set of Feathered cups though, it's the first time I have ever heard of this.
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Just visited the Joe Porper web site and got a closer look at the cups. One thing I noticed about each cup is that they are not turned from a single piece of wood, they are turned from two pieces of wood glued together, and therefore half of the cup is different from the other half.

I have a birds-eye maple wood chop cup from Eric Hansen that is turned from a single piece of wood which is very pleasing to the eye. So, when I saw that close-up photo from Porper's web site I feel somewhat let down.

I am convinced that Joe Porper's craftmanship is top notch, but I just wish that his cups had been turned from a single piece of wood.
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Cups turned from many pieces of wood can be beautiful.

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Agreed. Nice cup!
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I have a birds-eye maple wood chop cup from Eric Hansen that is turned from a single piece of wood which is very pleasing to the eye.



I have a birds eye maple chop cup from Eric as well. Until you look closely, it looks like one piece of wood, but it's really two. At least in my cup, that's how the gaff is incorporated into the cup. I am a big fan of Eric's work. Maybe he will post a message here to clarify.
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Dale Houck, your cup shown in the photo is meant to stand out with multi pieces of wood. Joe Porper's cup is one type of wood, cocobolo, and from one type of wood at first thought I would assume it would be a solid block of wood. It does not make sense to me that a cup would be put together like this and I am not exactly sure how to explain this. Again, this is just my opinion.

I do not know much about cocobolo wood, is it difficult wood to turn, or is it difficult to find big enough solid cocobolo wood to turn it as one solid piece?

My Eric Hansen's cup is mostly birds eye with a darker wood on the lip of the cup that enhances the over all design of the cup. The big piece of birds eye is one solid piece of wood. Anyone looking at this cup in their hands would never spot anything suspicious!
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