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Project by billculpepper posted 978 days ago 1241 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Received a pretty piece of walnut from a friend but it had some serious cracks in it. Kept it for a while wondering what to do and thought I’d sandwich it between some ply and try one of those plywood bowls. photos of glue-up included.

Fun to make, but wear your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when lathe-ing plywood!

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana





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Woods_F

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#1 posted 978 days ago

Cool!
What glue?

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#2 posted 978 days ago

Cool! What did you finish it with?

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#3 posted 978 days ago

Just love it….I will have to do one like….truly cool as can be.

Thanks for sharing

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 978 days ago

That’s really neat! Do you just use baltic birch ?

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#5 posted 978 days ago

this is awesome!

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#6 posted 978 days ago

Very interesting, I like the look very much.

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#7 posted 978 days ago

Very cool design, Bill…..............Jim

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

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#8 posted 978 days ago

Who knew you could turn plywood? I like it.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 978 days ago

Thanks for sharing this. I have not done much turning and the idea of using plywood or even other cuts-off and laminating them together to make an interesting pattern and a blank for turning is useful. I’ll never get rid of my cut-offs now. I knew they would be usefull. great project. Thanks

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 978 days ago

Amazing… Now time to get back on the lathe and give it a try!!

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#11 posted 977 days ago

Sweet! Thanks for the process photos too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RoundestRock

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#12 posted 976 days ago

It looks really cool.

I’ve done 90 degree glue joints like that before. They tend to fail over time. Yours may stand a better chance being they are in plywood (less movement). I sure hope they hold.

Regardless, very cool.

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#13 posted 976 days ago

that looks amazing

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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#14 posted 968 days ago

Sorry for taking so long to answer questions. I thought I had but must have not hit “send”! Thanks for all the comments.

Glue: Tite bond II
materials: Batlic birch ply scraps and a “cracky” piece of walnut
Finish: I think it was Mylands sanding sealer then the polish. But honestly, It may have just been wipe on poly.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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