Fruit Bowl from Plywood

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Project by DaveDelo posted 02-16-2014 02:27 AM 1056 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another plywood bowl but a little bigger than before. Started out with about 14.75” x 4.5” blank and ended up with a 14” x 4” finished piece. Glad I have no more plywood left because it’s sort of dirty to work with. Got a chance to try out the Carter rest for the first time. Wheels we at about 4 and 8 o’clock for support. I think your suppose to remove the top and use 2 wheels on the same side for bowl work but I think this worked out fine. Piece ran nice and smooth and I think it helped. This is the largest diameter piece I’ve tried so far on this lathe and everything worked out okay.

On another note. I still make some little stuff like pens, flowers, calls and do spindle type work but this big lathe is the best investment tool-wise I’ve ever made. Set the tool and fun money fund back a good bit but it’s living up to its mustard monster rep quite well. Well beyond my skill level right now but it’s fun trying to catch up.

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 02:42 AM

Fantastic bowl! Good job. It looks like the plywood turnd and finished well.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 08:15 AM

Playwood looks great when turned!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 02:16 PM

I love have the bowl turned out, the layers of the plywood give projects an interesting look. great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 02:27 PM

Never thought that plywood is that beautiful. You made a wonderful fruit bowl. Great job!

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 01:17 AM

Thanks to all for your comments.

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