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Project by Sanity posted 1087 days ago 1368 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small project to keep me out of trouble at the weekend. This is a banksia pod bud vase with walnut finial. I find that the finial is a PITA to turn, as I struggle to roll a nice half bead to the left with a skew chisel (I’m right handed). However this one came out OK, and I guess that my technique is improving.

-- Stuart





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ChrisN

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#1 posted 1087 days ago

Nice.

Is the banksia naturally patterned the way it came out, or did you do something fancy after turning the vases?

Thanks for Sharing.

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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supervato

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#2 posted 1087 days ago

I have been wanting to turn some pods. That’s really cool!

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Sanity

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#3 posted 1087 days ago

ChrisN, the banksia pod is naturally patterned that way. They have about 4 layers, and I am down to the last two here. I use a gloss finish on the pod as I like to have a nice contrast with the satin on the walnut finial.

-- Stuart

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1087 days ago

Wow… that is some amazing stuff!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Tim Kindrick

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#5 posted 1086 days ago

Very VERY COOL!!!!! Wow what more can I say? This is priceless!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1086 days ago

hi Stuart..Nice turnings with the Banksia pods. I made a piece from one once and it is really strange how it goes from rough to like velvet and then to the base wood.Those are nice finials. They look like a lot of patient work!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 1086 days ago

Wow!! Those are really nice, at last, something nice out of a Banksia Pod. I have turned a few, but never made anything worthwhile, will have to try this.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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