All my eggs in one basket

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Project by RootandBranch posted 03-01-2016 03:46 PM 534 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Banksia Pod Easter eggs in a spalted figured maple basket. Was trying to think of something Easter themed to do and had a couple of pods that I got as a Christmas present. It occurred to me that they might make cool eggs and I could get 2 out of one pod. Banksia pods are really cool things but man do they make a mess. Thanks for looking.

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 03-01-2016 06:53 PM

Look more like pottatoes,but they are OK.

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#2 posted 03-01-2016 11:31 PM

First off, the figuring in the basket is fantastic, but what are these Banksia Pod things? Never heard of them. And Ivan is right, they look like potatoes :-)

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#3 posted 03-01-2016 11:49 PM

They do look like potatoes! Hmmmm. I may have repurpose them for a 4th of July potato salad display.

A banksia pod is a seed pod from Australia.

-- Don, -

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 01:04 AM

The egg shape is much more clear outside of the basket :D , but jumbled together in the basket they appear more potato shaped. Are they seed pods? Do they rattle?

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 01:19 AM

Connie, seed pods is what they are. Any seeds left tend to fly out as it spins on the lathe. I stand to one side and let it purge before getting in front of it.

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 03:19 PM

This is a great project and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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