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Project by Bob Collins posted 1251 days ago 1162 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With this attempt at using salvaged ply wood I had my first try at segmenting and cut at 15 degree angles and working on doing a 6-7” diam bowl I got the measurements wrong and ended up with a 9” diam bowl. Setting the segments so the ply grain went at alternative angles gave various effects as sen in pict 1 and 3.

Have another bowl glued and drying which has narrower segments and have photos of how I set it all up,
shall do a blog and hopefully others will give ply wood a try.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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blacknail

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#1 posted 1251 days ago

Nothing but cool, Bob! Will be sure to follow your blog.

-- Darrell B.

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TJ65

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#2 posted 1251 days ago

I think you really have these down pat!
It looks great.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Sam Shakouri

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#3 posted 1251 days ago

Last time I forgot to warn you of plywood addiction, Bob. No wonder plywood price has been risen lately. Ply has so many ideas and you’ll have no rest until you try them all.
I’m looking forward for seeing more. Very nice.

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

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Bob Collins

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#4 posted 1251 days ago

Your right Sam, there is something about ply wood, ever since I saw your great projects I have just had to try. My salvaged supply is nearly gone, what is the best ply wood if I have to buy it? Thanks for the comments Theresa and Blacknail.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 1250 days ago

Another great bowl Bob. I have never thought about using plywood for a bowl.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Sam Shakouri

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#6 posted 1250 days ago

I’m not sure if you in Victoria have Mr Plywood, an only plywood dealer in NSW. They have all kind of PW and have them in offcuts, they cut them in sizes for their customers and sale the left over. They may give the small pieces free or very cheep for bigger ones.
You know the quality from the price. The higher price is the better timber and less voids. Good luck, Bob.

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

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 1250 days ago

Very nice looking. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Vicki

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#8 posted 1250 days ago

Amazing that the bowl is ply! Looks beautiful. Maybe you could do some “in progress” pics next time?
Vic

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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darryl

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#9 posted 1250 days ago

the offset angles of the plywood is a very cool effect.
nice work.

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 1250 days ago

Thanks for the comments. I am only a beginner, have a look at Sam’s (above) projects using ply for some real turnings. Working on a blog VIcki and will post shortly. Thanks for the info Sam, there would be a supplier somewhere in Vic but I have found another crate in great condition amd will keep me going for some time.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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