2nd Plywood and Banksia Pod vase

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Project by Bob Collins posted 01-07-2012 08:48 AM 1568 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Wasn’t going to post this one but I consider it is better than the first with the different shape and the extra ring of banksia.
Pic 2 and 3 show the glass inset Pic 4 the banksia plug in the bottom.
Pic 5 is for Jim and Pete, I have managed to segment corian rings and also laminated perspex into the corian not sure what it will be yet, either a bowl or a vessel. Damn messy stuff to work with, worse than banksia pods.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 12:57 PM

It is nice and something new in segmented turning. I like it.
I’ve noiced that you segmented even the three flat ply wood rings #2, 4 and 6 while you could just cut one piece ring instade. Did you run out of ply?

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

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 01:56 PM

No Sam, haven’t run out of ply, yet, to use as much of the banksia as possible I cut strips of ply and glued the banksia pieces to it and then cut the segments. If I had of been thinking I should have put the ply the other way up to match to top patterns. Just about out of banksia pods though.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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pat sherman

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 04:20 PM

hope you keep posting bob. i like those vases. we dont have those pods over here i dont think. different and interesting.

-- pat,ohio...

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 05:47 PM

Hi Bob. IT WENT THROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice looking vases. I’ll have to try plywood when I get home.

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

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 06:52 PM

That’s one unique vase ,well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 10:42 PM

Always great to see what you up to now Bob, & you never disappoint us. Never played with Banksia looks too messy to clean up lol.
Therse two mediums work well together, I will be keen to see the results of the corian when turned & how you mix it with what.
Sorry you are having posting problems hope you get that one sorted Mate

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

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 01:19 PM

Thanks for the comments. I just have to be patient with the posting, I eventually get there.
Pat, I think they are exported over to you people from Oz .Pete. Have all the corian rings done, stuffed the feature ringup but have an alternate up the sleeve, am I allowed to post corian on here, it is not wood.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 03:10 AM

another nice turning there Bob!! Very unique and Beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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