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Project by doubleDD posted 437 days ago 980 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I see these plywood turnings showing up more and more and wanted to give it a try. I give all the credit to LJ Jim Jakosk who really gave me the inspiration on his last plywood bowl. With a few hints from him, I gave it a try. It is 6 pieces of 3/4’’ baltic birch glued together. It stands 6’’ tall by 5 1/2’’ dia. I used a satin lacquer finish. Thanks in advance for the help Jim.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 437 days ago

I am so amazed at how nice your vase turned out. You have made some plain ole plywood look fantastic!

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 437 days ago

It’s hard to believe that this is made of plywood. Beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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cajunpen

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#3 posted 437 days ago

Your vase is amazing! How much sanding did it take to get that finish? Well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 437 days ago

And how many sharpenings. Nice.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 437 days ago

Woodshaver,helluvawreck, yes they turn out great. That’s what caught my eye too. Cajunpen, first of all let me thank you for the tint {POP} idea, I used a little in the sealer to give it life. As far as sanding goes, not as much as you think. Started with 150 grit,220,320, and finished with 400. After sealing I used 600 lightly between coats. Rick, don’t ask. When Jim said have a couple tools ready sharpened, he was not lying. The outside was nothing as bad as the inside for some reason.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 437 days ago

That’s PLYWOOD?
No WAY DUDE!

Looks fantastic

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ldl

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#7 posted 437 days ago

Dave that is a great looking turning. As others have said hard to believe it’s plywood. Ya gona make me try it some day for sure.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 437 days ago

Dave, you made an awesome vase. It is just beautiful. You made my day!!
Plywood is not just for sheeting any more!!!
Thanks for the plug on the inspiration.
I got my inspiration from Bob Collins in Australia and can’t let it go!!

Shavings were hot too??????

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

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peteg

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#9 posted 437 days ago

This plywood stuff is just crazy, gotta get me some & play, great result
Pete

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

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Knothead62

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#10 posted 437 days ago

Wow is all I can say! What tool did you use for the inside?

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 436 days ago

joein10asee, ldl, that’s plywood, and yes its hard to believe. amazing——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Jim, I want to thank you again for your help and inspiration. This could be addictive. And yes the shavings got hot. Can’t wait to try another.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 436 days ago

peteg, Knothead62, give it a try, play with this stuff, it was a lot of fun. For shallower turnings like this, 5 1/2’’ deep, I used a hand made ewt like tool with a 19’’ deep reach for the most part and a # 3 ewt hollower. Thanks for looking guys.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Knothead62

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#13 posted 436 days ago

Newbie here- what is ewt? Thanks.

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dean2336

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#14 posted 436 days ago

looks great ,how many plys in the plywood you use? Ihave tried this but not with great success.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 436 days ago

Knothead62- -EWT Easy Wood Tools. A mfg. of replaceable carbide tip turning tools. They are very good tools for the beginners and pros alike. There are other manufactures out there with pretty much the same. I chose to make a few with a longer reach and heavy handle to get in deeper with better control. I’m sure safety is a issue why they don’t make them with a longer reach. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- dean—Thanks. The plywood I used had 13 layers.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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