Fruit Bowl from Plywood

  • Advertise with us
Project by DaveDelo posted 02-16-2014 02:27 AM 1604 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.

5 comments so far

View Brett's profile


959 posts in 3874 days

#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

View Ivan's profile


16841 posts in 3983 days

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

Playwood looks great when turned!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View steve_in_ohio's profile


1195 posts in 2726 days

#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

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 3291 days

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

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

View DaveDelo's profile


86 posts in 4009 days

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

Thanks to all for your comments.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics