Had this Banksia Pod lying around...
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Finished up a banksia pod I had in the shop for about...25 years??  Forgot what a mess these things made.  I did this while the new garage heater was being installed.   It’s about 4” tall and used canary (my favorite), ebony and the pod. Not the best photo, used the iPhone instead of the good stuff.


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  Re: Had this Banksia Pod lying around... by Sawdust60 ([color=#000000][size...)
Those things sure are messy to turn but you sure did it justice,Beautiful job.

Mel
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  Re: Had this Banksia Pod lying around... by Sawdust60 ([color=#000000][size...)
I really love the finial on top with the two gentle diamonds on the bottom and the stem on how it gently curves into the banksia pod.
Is that a whole pod or piece of one?  Sometime I will have to get one just to see what everyone is talking about.
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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  Re: RE: Had this Banksia Pod lying around... by Arlin Eastman (I really love the fi...)
(03-13-2019, 05:38 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: I really love the finial on top with the two gentle diamonds on the bottom and the stem on how it gently curves into the banksia pod.
Is that a whole pod or piece of one?  Sometime I will have to get one just to see what everyone is talking about.

Arlin

The round piece in the center with the holes in it is the pod.Use sharp tools and a light touch.


Mel
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  Re: RE: Had this Banksia Pod lying around... by chips ahoy (Those things sure ar...)
(03-13-2019, 08:44 AM)chips ahoy Wrote: Those things sure are messy to turn but you sure did it justice,Beautiful job.

Mel

Thx Chips!
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  Re: RE: Had this Banksia Pod lying around... by Arlin Eastman (I really love the fi...)
(03-13-2019, 05:38 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: I really love the finial on top with the two gentle diamonds on the bottom and the stem on how it gently curves into the banksia pod.
Is that a whole pod or piece of one?  Sometime I will have to get one just to see what everyone is talking about.

Thx Arlin!  The top finial was the third attempt, the other 2 broke...  That is half a pod. the other half I'm going to do something a little different.  Those pods have a hard outer shell, then a layer of fury stuff that gets everywhere, and finally the core, which is what you see.  When you first mount it on the lathe, hold a piece of cardboard over it before you turn the lathe on.  Stuff will fly out some of the openings  Big Grin
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