Plywood scraps into a scrollsaw fruit bowl

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Project by Bob Collins posted 205 days ago 1209 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Watched a video on Ytube on doing a scrollsaw bowl. I had a collection of small pieces of plywood and left over segments from previous projects that I have been gluing together with the intention of making a cutting board or similar. My scrollsaw has been collecting dust for a couple of years and thought I would give scrollsawing a go.
Not as easy as it looked getting the damn blade to follow the lines of the pattern, after a couple of attempts I finally came up with this one. Can imagine the experienced scrollsawers rolling on the floor laughing but comments welcome.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 205 days ago

I think you have changed my mind and I’ll go back to turn plywood again. I see this side of PW in wood turning for the first time. I used to hide it with any solid timber but I was wrong. It looks very nice new idea.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 205 days ago

WOW, Bob, that is a work of art!!!!!!!
Ain’t nobody going to laugh at that one. What a nice job you did on it. I have seen them before, but have never attempted one. I think it came out great!!

Another topic covered by plywood!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#3 posted 205 days ago

Very cool idea Bob …looks great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 205 days ago

Like it a lot. Very neat.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 205 days ago

I always wondered what to do with all them plywood scraps, but now they seemed to be destined for new heights. Thanks Bob. Great idea.

-- woodtek

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#6 posted 205 days ago

That’s really neat Bob, like you said, a good use of scraps. I couldn’t figure what you had done until the mention of the cutting board.
Well done.


-- 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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#7 posted 205 days ago

Totally unique,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 205 days ago

Good job, I like it !!!

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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#9 posted 205 days ago

Very eye catching and unique Bob! Love the ‘using scraps’ posts! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 205 days ago

Looks realy great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 205 days ago

That is a beautiful piece. Excellent work.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#12 posted 205 days ago

This is very impressive!Lovely crazy! Intricate work.Super cool!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 205 days ago


-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 205 days ago

Stunning. I think I was getting a touch of vertigo looking down into picture 2.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#15 posted 205 days ago

Geez Bob, you’re a tiger for punishment, there’s a power of cutting here, a very unique design & execution. well done Mate

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

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