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Failure turning plywood

552 days ago by GenuineGeek | 9 comments »

Last Saturday I posed a goblet that I had made from construction grade 1/2inch plywood that was glued up and then turned. It came out better than expected.Today I was trying to turn another complimentary piece from the same products and process.Here are the pics of what happened. I am not sure if my tool caught the wood and caused the break or if the break caused the piece to move and and then catch.In any case, the plywood came apart (not at a glue line) and flew and bounced around the garage.Thankfully I am ambidextrous and almost always find a way to stand at lease mostly off to one side or the other while turning and I was untouched. Lessons learned:1. I am never going to turn a ...

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