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Project by Bob Collins posted 12-16-2011 10:26 AM 2042 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first try and using plywood and perspex. Finding a glue that would bind perspex together and then to plywood was trial and error, first epoxy, CA glue, areldite and others I tried didn’t hold once on the lathe.
I used a polyurathene based glue on this one, a very messy process but sure did the job.
The finish on this bowl is not as good as I want and it will go back on the lathe after the holdiays when hopefully I will purchase a sharp scraping tool suitable for perspex and later corian. Have two more bowls gluing up at the moment with the perspex going in different directions. Damn great fun trying something new.
Enjoy and a Merry Christmas to all LJ’s.

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





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exelectrician

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 10:32 AM

Thanks for sharing your glue experience, good job so far on the bowl. And a merry Christmas to you and your family.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 03:04 PM

I agree with exelectrician…. Thanks for your glue experience, you are so good at trying something. I am unaware of what perspex is, looks like a type of plastic… Please inform this old man on this material. Thanks Bob

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 03:29 PM

G’day Chuck, I think it is Plexiglas over your way.

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

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 03:30 PM

Thanks Bob, Plexiglas huh…. Yours is beautiful!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 03:46 PM

Very beautiful looking bowls, but having read up a little on those polyurethane based glues, please make sure
you have adequate ventilation when you use them, we would like to keep you around a little longer. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 04:45 PM

Thanks Gus, I did do a bit of research and do my glueing up out in the open air, I want to be around a bit longer also, there is so much to learn and lots of fun trying something new.

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

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pat sherman

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 04:46 PM

nice bowl bob. you do some really nice work . and dont forget my birthday is in sept. lol.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#8 posted 12-16-2011 08:25 PM

Nice bowl very interesting use of wood. I like it.

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

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#9 posted 12-16-2011 09:30 PM

I don’t think I have ever seen colored plexi for sale around here.
I do like the looks of it.
Thanks for the post.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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peteg

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#10 posted 12-17-2011 12:12 AM

Now I see what you were talking about Bob, this is an interesting line to follow & we look forward to some new variations in the new year :: )))
certainly makes for a colourful piece, great stuff Mate.

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

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Bluepine38

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#11 posted 12-17-2011 05:17 PM

I know the colored plexi exists because a retired sign maker I know used it to to make a colorful windbreak,
stained glass type effect, on his back deck, but I am going to have to do some research to find out if it is
readily available..

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bob Collins

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#12 posted 12-18-2011 05:19 AM

Many colors available out here including flurescents but is expensive, maybe if you could find a firm that has offcuts.

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

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