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This plywood and Perspex bowl is 7" diam was an ordeal of getting the polyurethane based glue to set in winter.
At times it came apart while on the lathe specially when getting a catch on the Perspex, I then rejoined the sections with epoxy with a bit more success. The Perspex was old stock which the retailer let me have cheap (no cost) but I am disappointed with the finish. I have the other bowl of this project to do but will wait for warmer weather before re gluing. The set up for this can be found under Dennis Keeling's web site
www.denniskeeling.com.
PS This is not a great result so please go easy on the comments.

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G'day Vince, I think it is called plexiglass over your way.
 

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Great Idea Like it
 

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I like it Bob! I look at my projects a lot of time and think this is not very good! But everybody else thinks it's a masterpiece!
Well I think it is a masterpiece!
Turning what we call Plexi-Glass, sounds like like a challenge!
 

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Very nice looking Bowels
 

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Really like the colour choices.
 

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You don't know till you try Bob, that's how we learn about what to do with the next one. This sure is a very colourful piece which has a nice form to it.
Plexiglass is a member of the polycarbonate family Bob as opposed to the acrylics, you need to be very careful using any ethyl based thinners in finishes it goes all cloudy.
Cheers mate
Pete
 

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I got it all wrongs on these Pete, thanks for the info. I used CA glue on the first lot I did (see page 3 of my projects) and the correct set up with satisfactory results. This time a real stuff up but as you say it's the way we learn.
 

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Nice bowl. Bob. I like the orientation. It is unique!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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Your bowl looks fantastic, love the grains, finish and the colors, very attractive. Great turning!
 
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