Playing with plywood

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Project by Rockbuster posted 06-01-2013 12:43 PM 1248 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am sure that some of you turners have tried this from time to time, I just throw ed this one together From some segmented scraps, but if one really tried, and kept every thing straight and aligned, some very interesting results could be accomplished. This one was mounted kinda off center, and you can see the results are not too good. Some better grade plywood, like Baltic Birch I am sure would produce better results, but Baltic Birch doesn’t have much contrasting ply’s.

-- 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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#1 posted 06-01-2013 12:49 PM

Interesting pattern turned out.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 01:13 PM

I like this. It’s hard to believe that plywood can yield these patterns.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 06-01-2013 01:53 PM

You did a great job on this. This plywood stuff is catching on. Can’t wait to try another.

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

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#4 posted 06-01-2013 05:00 PM

All righty then. That is way too cool!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 06-01-2013 08:01 PM

Thanks Lj’s try it, you might like it.

-- 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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#6 posted 06-01-2013 08:57 PM

Nice looking pattern. I like the randomness of the circles.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 06-02-2013 11:32 AM

Great Job on the random scraps, I bet it was fun to get them all joined together.

I think the result is quite stunning.

Thanks for showing.

-- 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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#8 posted 06-02-2013 01:12 PM

Interesting result.

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#9 posted 06-02-2013 10:03 PM

That’s amazing! Really cool looking! I’ve never seen a bowl that look as good using just scraps!

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

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#10 posted 06-04-2013 04:23 PM

Amazing how plywood scraps look so good, very interesting patterns created. Impressive turning!

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