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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-05-2013 08:52 AM 1065 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This plywood and Perspex bowl is 7” diam was an ordeal of getting the polyurethane based glue to set in winter.
At times it came apart while on the lathe specially when getting a catch on the Perspex, I then rejoined the sections with epoxy with a bit more success. The Perspex was old stock which the retailer let me have cheap (no cost) but I am disappointed with the finish. I have the other bowl of this project to do but will wait for warmer weather before re gluing. The set up for this can be found under Dennis Keeling’s web site
www.denniskeeling.com.
PS This is not a great result so please go easy on the comments.

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





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Vince

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 09:02 AM

Nice looking bowl.
What is Perspex?

-- Vince

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 09:10 AM

G’day Vince, I think it is called plexiglass over your way.

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

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Vince

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 11:48 AM

LOL, ok thanks

-- Vince

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 12:18 PM

Great Idea Like it

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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WoodenFrog

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 12:35 PM

I like it Bob! I look at my projects a lot of time and think this is not very good! But everybody else thinks it’s a masterpiece!
Well I think it is a masterpiece!
Turning what we call Plexi-Glass, sounds like like a challenge!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 12:35 PM

Very nice looking Bowels

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 02:01 PM

Really like the colour choices.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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peteg

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 09:34 PM

You don’t know till you try Bob, that’s how we learn about what to do with the next one. This sure is a very colourful piece which has a nice form to it.
Plexiglass is a member of the polycarbonate family Bob as opposed to the acrylics, you need to be very careful using any ethyl based thinners in finishes it goes all cloudy.
Cheers mate
Pete

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

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 08-05-2013 11:44 PM

I got it all wrongs on these Pete, thanks for the info. I used CA glue on the first lot I did (see page 3 of my projects) and the correct set up with satisfactory results. This time a real stuff up but as you say it’s the way we learn.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-07-2013 10:05 PM

Nice bowl. Bob. I like the orientation. It is unique!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 08-08-2013 04:08 PM

Your bowl looks fantastic, love the grains, finish and the colors, very attractive. Great turning!

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