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Our cabinet shop generates a bunch of waste so we used some scrap plywood and mahogany to create this piece
-- Dave West - Best Behaved Boys in Construction (and cabinet making)
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#1 posted 12-28-2009 05:48 AM
boy does the plywood show up. i like the looks of it. gives me ideas. was it hard to turn?
#2 posted 12-28-2009 05:52 AM
It can be almost impossible if you use a cheap low quality plywood. The cheaper plys use a crappy core with many voids and it creates some blowouts. Go really slow once you get close to the final diameters and use lots of sand paper graduating grits from 80-220. The ply we use in our shop is a better grade so we have pretty good luck. Plenty of OOPS turnings though!
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#3 posted 12-28-2009 08:01 AM
Another great ply turning. I really like this idea. Thanks for the info on the quality of ply making a differance.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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#4 posted 12-28-2009 01:47 PM
Wow, I would not have thought to try plywood. I’ll bet Baltic Birch would really turn good.
-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps
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#5 posted 12-28-2009 05:22 PM
Guys check this place out to see about things done with plywood
#6 posted 12-28-2009 05:23 PM
Sorry forgot the link
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