Perspex (plexiglass) and Plywood

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Project by Bob Collins posted 11-07-2013 11:10 AM 1947 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has turned out better than my first attempt at doing this procedure. People who purchased the first one has always wanted me to do a replica but I have had difficulty getting the glues to hold during the winter months
but finally with the warmer weather and a new brand of CA glue I have had success with this half. The second bowl is still in pieces after coming apart while on the lathe and might stay that way for some time. Anyone
interested in trying these can find instructions on Dennis Keelings site, he does his with Corian.

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 11:23 AM

Have to say this is an attention getter. As for me trying this, I don’t think I would ever try it. You did a great job and appreciate you sharing with us.
Going to look and see what it takes to make it.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 11:48 AM

This is really really good one. I would like to congratulate you for it. Very well done, Bob.

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

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 12:18 PM

WOW!!! Outstanding Bob, you have nailed it perfectly. Great job, i have to agree with Tom, this is a real attention getter!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 01:25 PM

Great looking bowl! Have you tried any of the epoxies?

-- Dennis, WV

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 01:45 PM

WOW Squared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is outta sight. You have cornered the market on this look in a bowl.

Perfecto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 02:21 PM

Great looking bowl, somehow reminds me of our old fashioned barbershop poles. All you have to do is put it
on a powered turntable to see if will hypnotize you. The only corian I have is a big sheet of ash rose, so I am
going to look for some colored plexiglas. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 02:44 PM

That’s a real stunner Bob, congratulations. I made a similar style from coloured ply and I found the colour patterns almost did my head in while it was spinning.


-- 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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#8 posted 11-07-2013 03:56 PM

That is a wonderment! It’s so original with a psychadelic flare from the 70’s. What a great marriage of wood and plastic. That is the coolest bowl I’ve seen.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 04:57 PM

That is awesome. Reminds me of all of the swirls that were in the super balls in the gum machines when I was a kid. Those always caught my eye as this bowl does too. Very nice.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 04:58 PM

Spectacular work

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 08:20 PM

Absolutely amazing!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 09:38 PM

Man you’re getting the hang of now, this s is a beauty Mate, feel like you want to pick it up & have a bite :)

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#13 posted 11-08-2013 03:07 AM

Hey Bob I really like this bowl. very well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#14 posted 11-08-2013 04:14 AM

Cool, flashback to the 70s

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#15 posted 11-08-2013 06:07 AM

Let’s put some candy in the bowl

-- Jim Baldwin/

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