Open Segmented Plywood Vase

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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-29-2012 08:39 AM 2688 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture 3 and 4 is the latest supply of plywood offcuts. There was 40 pieces of Marine Ply measuring 4 foot x 6 inches and 9 sheets plywood about 3 foot square give or take an inch or two. In return I decided to try something different and did an open segmented vase just on 2 foot tall and presented to him and his wife. Must have gone over OK as he said he would ring when he had more for me to collect. Don’t think I will ever get through this lot but will be trying, so you people will be so bored with plywood you will wish I had stuck with Corian. Have already got three projects under way.
Now that I know plywood stands up to open segmenting I will now attempt bigger openings.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 10:20 AM

You just keep posting. What you’re doing is very unique and we need more of that. Gets peoples mind working.

Nice job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 01:47 PM

Bob, what a stash of plywood!! Keep the projects a comin I like what you do!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 01:54 PM

Agree with Monte. Keep posting. What kind of finish do you use on ply-wood?

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 03:55 PM

I call this pushing limits to the edge. Your creativity is outstanding. Keep it up.

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 06:16 PM

Cool !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 06:21 PM

Hat down.Segment turning is always something what I admire.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 09:37 PM

The effects you’re getting Bob are fabulous Mate, I can see we are going to enjoy a few more yet, well done again :)

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

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 11:44 PM

Thanks for the comments. I’m going to enjoy playing with this lot. Murch, I find plywood is still a bit rough after turning, then I start sanding with wet/dry paper (used dry) at 400grit and work through to 1200 grit and then use a series of micro mesh pads through to 12000 grit and finish with gloss polyurethane. Will be trying wax polish as I go along, I have a lot to learn about using plywood.

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

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