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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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#1 posted 01-31-2014 06:54 PM
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
#2 posted 01-31-2014 07:24 PM
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
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#3 posted 01-31-2014 08:10 PM
Amazing piece. I love to see banksia pod turnings. Is it really abrasive on your tools?
-- Allen, Colorado
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#4 posted 01-31-2014 08:58 PM
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
#5 posted 01-31-2014 09:11 PM
Pete it is 5 inches tall. Under the bark it is fiberous and comes out like fuzz. Glad I was outside
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#6 posted 01-31-2014 10:23 PM
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
#7 posted 01-31-2014 10:55 PM
It is pretty much the same as any wood product to hollow. I used the Hunter bits and they cut it well
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#8 posted 02-01-2014 12:09 AM
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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#9 posted 02-01-2014 12:36 AM
I think this is the biggest Banksia pod I’ve ever seen. Really nice.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net
#10 posted 02-01-2014 03:24 AM
Ok Bob Wemm what did you learn. Very curious
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#11 posted 02-01-2014 03:30 AM
great piece ron..tell me about filled with colored ca glue
#12 posted 02-01-2014 03:34 AM
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
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#13 posted 02-01-2014 04:37 PM
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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#14 posted 02-04-2014 05:25 PM
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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