|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-10-2012 04:30 PM||3173 views||8 times favorited||19 comments|
Bob Collins and Harry Sinclair, this bowl’s for you!!!!!!!! G’day, Mates!!!!
I finally got to turning a plywood bowl. I laminated up some 5/8” 13 ply maple plywood. It is the best plywood I have ever seen. It is glued with food safe glue and extremely flat and has NO voids. I’m told it is $200 a 5×5 sheet.
The bowl is warped on the outside and round on the inside. Again this is another project outside the box. I don’t know if it has been tried before, but I had to see how it would work out. I have made many obround handles that were under 2” diameter, but never a bowl. I turned the wood round and then offset the tail center 3/8” each way toward the long grain of the plywood. It turned pretty good but the chips coming off were real hot. I had to wear a glove on my left hand to keep from getting burned . I added some shots of the process.
It is 6” x 5.5” x 2 3/4” and finished with EEE and Shellawax.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!