Plywood Bowls

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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-03-2012 10:47 AM 1712 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned a couple of plywood bowls to fill in the winters day.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 11:37 AM

G’day, Bob
Nice bowls, Bob. What did you start with, a layup of a lot of pieces glued together?
Did you have to find real high quality plywood without and voids?
I leave for the lake in 2 hours and I’ll be off line for a week!
Cheers, Jim

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 12:32 PM

BEAUTIFUL bowls, Bob.
Winter will never stop us and turning wood is one way to keep us worm.

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 04:02 PM

Not a big fan of plywood but those turned out great. I may have to change my mind about working with plywood.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 04:25 PM

Very nice bowls. On holidays for 2 weeks now so I might give plywood turning a shot.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 05:55 PM

Nice ! For those of us who don`t know yet, what kind of plywood are we talking about ? Obviuosly not the junk that one usiually sees in lumberyards.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 09:15 PM

Wow, these turned out real cool Bob, nice job indeed & great way to kill a winters day :)

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 11:55 PM

Some really nice bowls! ps I do miss the down under winter or not…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings



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#8 posted 08-04-2012 12:52 AM

Very interesting idea. Is this baltic birch plywood? Apple ply?

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#9 posted 08-04-2012 02:08 AM

I’ll trade you a couple of days of this heat for those bowls! Outstanding work and totally unexpected!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 08-04-2012 12:14 PM

Thanks for the comments. MC I get the offcuts from a cabinet making firm, usually Baltic pine plywood, have been caught by using the cheap crap from the lumberyards. Jim, glued layers up to a 8” cube, then cut diagonally across on the bandsaw to get the angle. Use the same method as setting up the perspex and plywood bowls, have not struck any voids with this plywood. Mark, sorry won’t trade, will have our own hot days shortly.

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

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