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I thought I would build a mirror from a Banksia Pod so I sliced one lengthwise on the bandsaw and then glued the pieces together. I glued these slabs to the mirrror body with 3/4" inbetween and then filled the gaps and holes with Black Inlace. Then turned it and put on many coats of lacquer.
I also wondered what would happen if you bleached the Banksia so I tried and it worked great. Dyed it with analine dye afterwords. This is a lidded box. I turned the final from Bocote and then turned a Pearl from Tagua nut and put it in the top.
 

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Great job. Good imagination. I love the lidded box. Looks like you pulled it out of an aquarium of off the sea floor. Really neat,
Mike Hawkins:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks guys. I sure had fun making them. They are part of my demo at the AAW symposium this weekend. I'll be out of touch until Tuesday next week. Hope you all have a good week.
 

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That is very, very nice! And very nicely photographed too!

I had no idea what a Tagua Nut was, so I looked that up, and learned a little bit more about a new kind of wood. Amazing stuff!
 

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Hi I'm Mike, I was looking at ya'lls banksia nut pieces. very creative..good job. I turn it for pens, pen stand, and a candle holder. I'm working on some coasters now. I like working with it, its a really neat item to turn. Hope to talk to ya soon. mike
 

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Mike Post some photos of your Banksia pieces. I'd love to see them. Since I do a demo on turning Banksia and Tagua nuts it's always good to have more designs to show them.
 

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It is very useful information to some extent. Please help me out regarding this topic going on. Any DB members tell me to what exact direction discussion is going on now?


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