|Project by Yuval Eitan||posted 09-29-2015 10:09 AM||2113 views||9 times favorited||25 comments|
Economy plywood bowl, with a twist (proof of concept)
I turned this bowl just to demonstrate an idea (mainly to myself).
Material: three 50×4x4cm (20×1.6×1.6”) plywood boards, found in the dumpster. Really crappy – the plies have voids, the wood is rather soft… Proof of concept only, have I said?...
Method, in a nutshell: the three boards were chopped in half, then glued in pairs – one with the plies horizontal and the other vertical. These were ripped into two ~20mm thick boards. Three of these were glued to a ~18×18x2cm (~7×7x3/4”) board. It was cut into two. Each half was cut into concentric 45deg bevel half rings, using a 5-min built jig and the band saw. Rings. Stack, but each ring 180deg to its former. Glue. Ready for turning….
It probably sounds a lot more complicated and time consuming than it really was.
(If you find it interesting, find the two clips I uplaoded to my modest Tube channel. Alas, they’re not in English, sorry…)
The result is a sor of woven patern on two sides, and multiple grins on the other sides. I like it.
Final dimentions: D ~17cm, H ~14cm with base (D~6-3/4, H~5-1/2in)
The raw material sufficed for two such bowls, but I’m not sure a second wone is worth the effort. I WILL, however, implement this method with some nice baltic birch plywood leftovers I have, and some laminations I made from mahogany and tilia (linden?).
C&C most welcome! Thanks for watching!
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