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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 208 days ago 718 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Banksia pod turned and hollowed with Carter Hollow Roller Filled with colored CA glue.

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 208 days ago

I like the look of banksia pod..except for the fuzz . would drive me nuts, cleaning it out..filing them I guess would cure that, but what a job! ..thanks for sharing

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 208 days ago

Hey Michelle thanks for the comments. Yes the fuzz is bad. Right now I am turning outdoors and a little breeze blew the mess away from me. Yes they are a pain to turn

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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bobasaurus

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#3 posted 208 days ago

Amazing piece. I love to see banksia pod turnings. Is it really abrasive on your tools?

-- Allen, Colorado

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peteg

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#4 posted 208 days ago

Another lovely turn Ron, what size is it? never turned banksia but understand it’s a bit dirty :)
Pete

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 208 days ago

Pete it is 5 inches tall. Under the bark it is fiberous and comes out like fuzz. Glad I was outside

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 208 days ago

Very well done. I have turned several to ornaments but never hollowed one out. Is it any different than hollowing out wood blanks?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Ronald G Campbell

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#7 posted 208 days ago

It is pretty much the same as any wood product to hollow. I used the Hunter bits and they cut it well

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 208 days ago

Another stunner Ron, and I learn’t something today.
Thank you.
Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Roger

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#9 posted 208 days ago

I think this is the biggest Banksia pod I’ve ever seen. Really nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ronald G Campbell

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#10 posted 208 days ago

Ok Bob Wemm what did you learn. Very curious

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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peterford

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#11 posted 208 days ago

great piece ron..tell me about filled with colored ca glue

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Ronald G Campbell

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#12 posted 208 days ago

I have been coloring ca with Transtint dye from Woodcraft. I had some trouble here in Tucson Az. The blue foamed and got very hot and would not pour. The bright red was fine. I use Woodcraft medium ca glue. As you can see I had some problem when I put accelerator on it. It did foam. I turned the shape close to what the finish would be then added the ca. I did have some that exploded while I turned them Yes dyed ca all over Yes I know 2 part epoxy and a pressure pot. neither of which I have here in the desert

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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stefang

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#13 posted 207 days ago

Nice work Ron. I have a Banksia nut I bought 17 years ago. I just haven’t got around to using it yet.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 204 days ago

Gorgeous piece! Like the shape and the Banksia looks stunning. A great challenge but it came out really awesome. Excellent job!

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