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...
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- 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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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.
Arrived promptly. Packaged appropriatel
Just seeing what I can make
Turned a bud vase out of it --- worked well
Great pods to turn
Great to work with and leaves design options wide open