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Project by BobWemm posted 493 days ago 1252 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this coloured ply in a magazine and decided I just HAD to have some. It was supplied by Cousineau Wood Products (USA) and was available in a 10in x 35in x 2in sheet. I had it cut into 3 equal size pieces to fit into a USPS large flat rate box, which made the postage affordable.
From the three pieces I cut 3×8in squares and glued them together to make one blank. Then I sliced the blank with the layers upright, through the middle piece, on an angle of about 1/2 inch. This resulted in two 8×8 blanks with the layers tapering across the edge.
After the bowls I decided to make the S & P grinders and two sets of egg cups.
I still have a couple of pieces left, waiting, lurking??????

Hope you enjoy.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 493 days ago

Now that is very cool, Ill have to look into this. Very funky which is a good thing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Rockbuster

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#2 posted 493 days ago

Hey Bob, That is some pretty wild stuff, I think I like the egg cups the best, Was there any problem with tear out while turning? Is this pretty much like Dymondwood, I did some pens with it once, and was just about finished, when I got a catch from a loose ply, peeled it like a banana.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 493 days ago

Rockbuster, This is called “Spectraply” and is slightly different from Diamond wood. Diamond wood is layered and then compressed into a very dense mass, whereas Spectraply is layered,glued and then merely clamped.
Of the eight pieces I’ve made so far, the only bit of tear out I had was while the blank was still square. Since then on small pieces I use my angle grinder to get it roughly round, then use the chisel.
The second pair of egg cups I tried to get as close a match as possible, except for the colours, and after polishing to biggest variation was .5mm, so I was pretty happy with that.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 493 days ago

All the pieces look great! I would have to say the bowl is my favorite. Maybe you could make a toy top with the left over wood.
Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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MichaelA

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#5 posted 492 days ago

Wonderful projects. Very colorful.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 492 days ago

Nice work, was interested in this stuff. Your project and comments won me over, have to get some and try it out.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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SafferinOz

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#7 posted 492 days ago

Nice work Bob, that ply wood has great colours!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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jeff

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#8 posted 492 days ago

i like them all but i think the bowl and cups are way cool…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 487 days ago

They’re all awesome and very attractive, beautiful and colorful patterns. Like best the mills and the egg cups. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 487 days ago

These make a beautiful project and I love the colors.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BobWemm

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#11 posted 487 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments, the bowl was the hardest to do in my opinion. Because i made the layers off centre it was extremely off-putting with the bowl going round and the layers going to and fro.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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