Plywood Platter (yes you read that right)

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Project by palaswood posted 04-04-2014 09:03 PM 1335 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another light industrial complex dumpster discovery – we have a shop nearby that is always throwing out cutoffs from installing structural plywood beams.

I had an idea and this is what came of it.

I was using a faceplate and either my stock was too thin, my screws too long or I was just unlucky cause I have ended up with 4 evenly space holes in my platter.

The experiment was complete and I was marginally pleased with the result. My hypothesis was correct: you can turn plywood trash into something worth not throwing away.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 09:13 PM

that is pretty cool and unique, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 09:24 PM

I love it. Very cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 09:52 PM

That’s cool, I’ve been using plywood for some projects, using plywood really adds alot of character. I like the way the edge of the ply looks on some things. This is really cool. Nice job

-- Anthony--

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#4 posted 04-05-2014 02:40 PM

Great idea.
You can make some great projects with plywood. I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#5 posted 04-05-2014 06:51 PM

Why not try chucking it with hot melt glue, it works surprisingly well. Then fifteen minutes in a freezer and off it comes easily cleaned up too when cold.Obviously only try it with small pieces like this and keep the initial speed down till it is trued up. Have fun without a single hole in sight. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 04-09-2014 12:08 AM

great idea on the hot glue!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 12:16 PM

This really came out super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 10:18 PM

Roger thanks! I appreciate all your comments.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#9 posted 03-07-2015 05:32 AM

Very Nice. Must Try This.

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