Segmented vase/vessel using bansksia pods

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bob Collins posted 1018 days ago 980 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time back I was given a large bag of BanksiaPods, I have never turned these before and considered they were to small to do an individual project. I trimmed some on the bandsaw, down four sides making them square at the end and then running them down the centre (picture 4) some I started inlaying with colored sand, hopefully for another vase later. Had no plan what to do with them, eventually cut some into large segments and held them together by laminating them in osage orange, after four weeks I now have a vase (glass insert pic 3) or a vessel with the lid. Pooir attempt at turning the knob for the top, be glad when these messy pods are gone.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

9 comments so far

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

978 posts in 1721 days

#1 posted 1018 days ago

Good use and design for banksia pods. I love it.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

View degoose's profile


6996 posts in 1988 days

#2 posted 1018 days ago

Nice one Bob..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

View sedcokid's profile


2672 posts in 2232 days

#3 posted 1018 days ago

Messy huh… I have never turned one of these and from what you are telling us I may never ;) Your project looks great and I appreciate your talent!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View DaveGlx's profile


295 posts in 1077 days

#4 posted 1018 days ago

Very nice design. will the osage orange keep its yellowish colour?

-- Dave -

View pat sherman's profile

pat sherman

619 posts in 3005 days

#5 posted 1018 days ago

bob, i think you did a great job with those messy pods. nice.

-- pat,ohio...

View peteg's profile


2865 posts in 1456 days

#6 posted 1018 days ago

You’re at it again Bob, doin something different. Never tried turning Banksia,looks a lot of mess. Does it generate any dust & is it toxic??
This all came together quite nicely, even banksia finial well done Mate :: ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 2079 days

#7 posted 1017 days ago

Nice design and great use of the pods.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11329 posts in 1739 days

#8 posted 1017 days ago

That turned out pretty good, Bob. I know what you mean about messy. they shoot those seeds at you so you need glasses and a face shield . I turned one and that was enough. Good use of the bod material!!!!..........Jim

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

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

1531 posts in 2317 days

#9 posted 1016 days ago

THanks for the comments. Dave, I know Osage Orange goes darker with age but not sure once it has a finish on it. Pete, dust, fluffy stuff and those damn seeds that fly off, toxic not sure but sure need a dust mask on. Bit of fun though. Chuck, if you lived closer I would give you a bucket full to try.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase