Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Turning laminated plywood?

Brian Gray in Sandusky, OH
>I'm thinking about laminating plywood and turning it to kind of mimic Kerry Vesper's work. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that Kerry does his shaping with grinders, and doesn't turn, however.

Has anyone done this with larger diameters? I'm thinking that plywood might not be the greatest material, and I'm a little afraid of it exploding on me, especially if I try to do a bowl or hollow form.

Maybe I should stick with hardwood laminations, and not plywood.

Thoughts?

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