|Project by Bob Collins||posted 08-15-2012 11:57 AM||1639 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
I don’t know what type of plywood this is but was not good quality, I used skews, scrapers to shape it but still managed to gouged pieces out of the ply. I should have thrown it in the wood pile but the colour was looking good and I ended up sanding about half the thickness away with course sand paper followed by wet/dry sandpaper to 800 grit and the final sanding with micro mess to 12000 grit and finished with one coat of gloss polyurethane. Filled a darn cold winters day in.
The offcuts were obtained from a D.I.Y. warehouse and just enough to do the sides after discarding pieces with voids but I am happy with the final results. The base is Silver Birch and red gum.
If you are going to try turning plywood it is advisable to get the best.
-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.