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charlesrolf
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-08-2011
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Plywood Turning

After seeing the pictures of using plywood I decided to give it a try since I have a lot of scrap laying around.Plywood Toothpick DispenserPlywood bowl.jpg

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fgvanatta
Posts: 94
Registered: ‎11-20-2009

Re: Plywood Turning

Pretty nice work with some exceptionally hard-to-turn material, especially the bowl.  Very interesting.

Frank
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handy-dan
Posts: 4,610
Registered: ‎03-07-2010

Re: Plywood Turning

Nice job. I really like the bowl.  It strikes my fancy.

 

Dan

Dan
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william young
Posts: 463
Registered: ‎10-22-2009
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Re: Plywood Turning

Nice work.

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.

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charlesrolf
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-08-2011
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Re: Plywood Turning

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.

 

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