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Banksia Pod



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These pods are the fruit of the banksia tree in Australia. They vary in size with seed pockets running out from a solid center. They turn well and can be used to make interesting projects. They can be cut into slabs for very stunning effects. These pods can create a lot of dust when turned, so good ventilation and adequate dust protection are essential. Also, the pods can be quite hard, so sharp tools should be used to work with them. Medium size pods are average 7" L x 3" D.

  • Popular for making handles, clock bases, and dried flower vases
  • Pods are hard and solid
  • Seed pod cavities running from the outside toward the center core
  • Woodturners throughout the world value Banksia pods for making ornamental objects
  • A truly renewable resource, since no trees are cut

Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.

Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

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3.75 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Banskia Pods

    I've purchased and turned Banskia pods before. The turning is not an issue. The structural integrity of these 3 pods are sound as near as I can tell. The issue is the poor selection sent. I have seen these pods in the wild and I do not know why Woodcraft would have sent me what they did. On sale, so I guess they're emptying inventory and I guess I got what I paid for.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Arrived promptly. Packaged appropriatel

    Just seeing what I can make

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Fun

    Turned a bud vase out of it --- worked well

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great pods to turn

    Great to work with and leaves design options wide open

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