Osage Orange and Banksia Pod Segmented Vase

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Project by Bob Collins posted 01-14-2012 12:57 PM 1890 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick project to use up the last of the banksia pods, it has a glass vase insert for holding water.

Pic 2,3,4 and 5 are my first attempt at turning Corian,m I used the same method I would if using wood, cutting eight segments per ring using a polyurethene ba sed glue similar to Gorilla glue. The feature rings are laminated perspex (plexiglass). Still have to learn what finish to put on (Pete, Jim do you know).

I realise this is not wood but is a great alternative for wood turners who want to try something new.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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pat sherman

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 05:14 PM

looking good bob. like the coran vases. what tools did you use for the coran? and remember my birthday is in sept. lol.
nice job

-- pat,ohio...

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 11:07 PM

You’re a tiger for punishment with that Banksia Bob, never seen any of that osage orange here in NZ, looks a great timber to turn, careful of that corian dust when sanding Mate I dont know too much of it would be any good for the lungs.
Well done Bob nice pieces : ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 11:58 PM

Great job, Bob. You even segmented it!!!!!!!! Nice

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 12:31 AM

Thanks all. Using wood turning chisels Pat mainly a very sharp scraper. Pete, working on the Corian out doors and wear a dust mask, could be bad news in the lungs. Jim, found that segmenting was the best way to use this stuff rounding off the outside of each ring on the belt sander before putting on the lathe.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 01-16-2012 02:54 AM

Beautiful job there Bob!! Really like the Corian..

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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