Fine, Handcrafted Pewter in the Great American Tradition
Tulip Tankard

Spinning a Baby Cup on the Lathe

Photo of Pewter Baby Cup (straight sides)

Watch as Jon Gibson demonstrates how he uses the lathe to fashion a beautiful Baby Cup. Beginning with a flat pewter disc he spins and shapes the metal to a form, and then finishes with a gently-rounded lip. He completes the piece by soldering on a graceful, cast-pewter handle. Enjoy!

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