Turning Plywood on the Bias

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Project by Bob Collins posted 09-05-2012 12:45 PM 1677 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a go at turning on the bias. I laminated a 6 inch cube of plywood in the attempt to get a three wing bowl or a three corner bowl as they are called on the net. All was going well until the corners started breaking off.
Final settled for three curves by shaping the top with the dremel. Definitely not a project for plywood.
The base is a piece of Tasmanian Myrtle.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 01:21 PM

Look at that !! The beauty of plywood.
Bob, It seems to me, you are spending more money on glue than electrecity.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 04:09 PM

Very cool, Bob!!

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

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 06:40 PM

hi that looks good never tried turning play what grade of play is it that you use is it Maren play
the play we get here is very open not much good for turning might tray it some time


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#4 posted 09-05-2012 07:07 PM

Not suited for sharp corners, but this is definately a very interesting piece!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 09:04 PM

Geez you’re having fun with this stuff Mate, it just gets better :)

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

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 09:23 PM

Plywood has never been this good …

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 11:51 PM

Your right Sam, the glue is the dearest part but what is the price of enjoyment.
Branch, if you can get hold of some Marine ply or at least good quality ply it will make life easier.
I’m having fun alright Pete, will not die wondering what can be done with this stuff.
Thanks for the comments.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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