11-25-2011 11:34 AM
I rather enjoy turning plywood because of all the nice effects it produces.
As you have already found out it requires scary sharp tools to get a clean cut and that just makes it more of a nice challenge compared to turning solid wood.
I have found that cabinet grade plywood as well as Baltic birch plywood have the least voids . I visit the remnant bins at builders supply stores and pick up pieces for about half of normal price.
11-25-2011 06:14 PM
It is very hard to turn, but the results are worth it. I ended up putting a solid wood bottom on the bowl. The bowl bottom came apart as I was finishing it, so added the solid wood to save the bowl.
Thanks for looking.