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Project by mmh posted 2109 days ago 2006 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a whimsical wood lover’s approach to a Faberge Egg. I made this out of a Banksia pod and filled it to look like jewels. I made the egg and egg stand so they can be attached to a cane shaft and I can take my egg for a walk in style!

The instructions on how to make it are posted here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood_Lovers_Faberge_Egg/

Should you feel like voting for my egg, please feel free!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe





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sharad

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#1 posted 2109 days ago

Fantastic display of imagination and skill. I saw your instructions for how to make it and have become your fan. Keep on posting such interesting projects.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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davidtheboxmaker

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#2 posted 2109 days ago

Great idea for banksia pods – I was given 2 as a present a while back, and have been wondering how best to use them – I think one of them might end up as a Faberge Egg.

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Blake

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#3 posted 2109 days ago

Thats really interesting. It came out beautifully.

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mmh

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#4 posted 2094 days ago

WooooHuuuuu! I just received notification that I have placed in the contest! My egg is going to NYC! It will be displayed in the Forbes Gallery for a week or two.

Now, I only have to figure out how to fit myself in to the box to go along for the trip!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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TravisCorcoran

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#5 posted 2090 days ago

Very nice.

I turned a banksia pod once, just experimenting, and found that various layers were either smooth or “fuzzy”. I wasn’t thrilled with the fuzzy layers.

Is this normal for a pod?

How did you deal with it?

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mmh

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#6 posted 2090 days ago

The outer layer is very unstable, full of “fuzzy” segments that readily fall apart. Once you get past this layer it gets harder and more stable. The core is surprizingly strong and dense even with the multiple seed pod holes. I had minor heart failure when I was working on this piece as the sander grabbed it out of my hand and it hit the wall and bounced on the concrete/linoleum floor a few times before it stopped. I was sure it had cracked, but there was only minor chipping of the wax filled holes, and very little at that. I re-heated the wax and all is well. They would probably make interesting crochet balls. They actually may do better as golf balls but would have a random spin with all those holes. “Hey Tiger, try this one on the “T”!”

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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SteveKorz

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#7 posted 2078 days ago

OK, I’m a fan. I went thru your instructions on the link above. Very clear and well done! I’m going to try this sometime this winter. You have a lot of talent, keep on posting!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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