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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 04-15-2015 10:18 PM 1183 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I turned this tilted plywood goblet. While I was doing that I thought about the weakness of the plywood in the riser of the goblet, it may not sustain the pressure of cutting. Therefor, I decided to insert a 130 mm long and 10 mm in diameter dowel in the center of the blank from top to bottom after drilling it while it was on the lathe, as showing in photos 3 & 4. And I kept turning without worrying of sudden shattering It was successful idea that wasn’t in my mind when I started turning.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 10:50 PM

That is really cool, Sam!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 11:00 PM

Another Awesome approach to turning!

Sam, you are something else… You are outstanding!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 04-16-2015 02:47 AM

Very nice Sam, but I don’t think you needed the dowel. At that diameter, you were pretty strong yet!! i love the pattern that come out of plywood. I tried some 1” Baltic birch laid up and it was so hard to cut that glue, I threw it away. I took the knives out of my jointer with the stuff!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-16-2015 03:01 AM

Lots of hidden colors in plywood.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 03:01 AM

you’re always one to experiment Sam, another great result

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 04-16-2015 03:23 AM

Great idea Sam

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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