Banksia Pod - Medium
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. The pods can be quite hard, so sharp tools...
- 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
- Pod Size: Medium
- Average Length: 7"
- Average Diameter: 3"
- (1) Banksia Pod - Medium
- These pods can create a lot of dust when turned, so good ventilation and adequate dust protection are essential.
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As another reviewer noted, these aren’t the best specimens. The one I was sent looked like a reject, but I guess that’s the risk of buying these online.
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
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