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    Segmented bowl that is ... different.

    It is a bit hard to find wood in my location so I decided to try my hand at turning segmented bowls. Built a sled to cut the segments and thought I would test the whole process with some cheap wood. I had a bunch of plywood scraps and used them to build the bowl. The good news is that the sled cuts very accurately. The bad news is that a bowl made with plywood segments is very ugly. But the seams are nice.

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    Hmmm ... hard to find wood in Central Florida. Note taken

    Indeed it appears you have the technical details down anyway. I'd be tempted to try using some sort of fill material (epoxy + color maybe - others probably have smarter suggetions) and then sand it back and finish it just to see what it looked like. I've seen a few folks do plywood based bowls that looked pretty good so it appears to be possible...

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    The plywood came out looking pretty cool. A lot more interesting-looking than OSB, if you ask me.

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    You are headed in the right direction. The glue-joints look tight and it is doesn't look too bad either.
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    Ha!!! David that is just cool!!! In the time of "save this and recycle that"...you pulled that off!!
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    I think it looks pretty neat. Has it got a finish yet?

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    ^ I agree...pretty neat!
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    Re: Segmented bowl that is ... different.

    Yeah i would say very neat.

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    Thanks for the comments, folks. I still think it's ugly, but not ugly enough for the firewood pile. It will probably be a catch-all in the shop. No finish on it. Started putting on some oil but it was grabbing the paper towel. It has already served its main purpose -- testing out the process. I'm working on a 'real' bowl now, a maple and walnut salad bowl requested by my lady.

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