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    G'day
    Here's some of my latest screwtop boxes .
    The first one I call a stick box . Just bits of stick I picked up off the ground , put in a honey pot mould and epoxy poured in . I added some blue pigment , hopeing I would be able to see through the box but the colour is only obvious when held up to the light .
    The second one is from flame sheoak or hairyoak . The few bits of this timber that I have, are all badly cracked , as seen in the picture .I put my blank in the mould I use for makeing my banksia pod boxes and poured some resin in and filled all the cracks and I think it came out OK.
    Last picture is another Banksia pod box . My last one untill I get some more banksia pods at the WWW show .
    Comments welcome.
    Ted
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    Oh, very nice Ted, lovely boxes. How does the resin take the thread? you hand chaseing them? TPI ? Thanks Phil.

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    All great but my fav is the non green one on the bottom row

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    Very nice Ted, you have been busy , like the hairy oak one , well done ........
    Cheers smiife

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    Nice work Ted, some novel ideas there.. I like the banksia pod..

    Jim
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    Very nice work Ted. I too would like to know how you cut the threads into both sections. Most interesting.

    It seems that resin is now allowing us more and more possibilities in all woodworking disciplines - especially turning. They're all great, and the Banksia pod with green resin infill looks stunning in the image. I've just had a little experience with my first project using resin with some limited success. Much to learn there.
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    Regards - Wayne

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    Ted, are you using a pressure pot with these? I love the banksia pod. I also bought some last show and want to do the same but don't have the gear.

    Sorry, I meant to say I love them all but especially the pod

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    Ted I like the hairy oak, the sheoak's have beautiful figure, but the banksia pod is my favourite. Interesting to try the sticks, have seen similar done with gum nuts and that looks good. Thanks for posting.
    In my limited playing with resin I found that I couldn't get the colour close to where I wanted it, unless I was using black.

    Tony
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    Thanks for the comments .
    Pommyphil and Hardenfast , The threads are cut using an EZ thread cutting jig .Threads cut in resin are better than any I've cut in wood .
    Fumbler ,All these are done in a pressure pot . Banksia boxes are first put under vacuum to suck the air out of the seed holes then put under pressure . I have a perspex lid which coverts my pressure pot into a vacuum chamber .
    Ted

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    Ted, when you are turning the Banksia pods, do you ever encounter any hidden seeds? I have one, but it doesn't look to have as many seed holes as most I've seen posted. My experience below is why I haven't done anything with it yet.

    I cast a Magnolia pod once, and when it was finally turned, I exposed 2 seeds. No biggie, I thought, until the seeds started oozing oil. I was certainly disappointed in that effort. ............... Jerry (in Tucson)USA

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    Jerry
    I often find seeds in the banksia pods . I remove them with a dental pick and compressed air .
    Ted

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    nice turning. With wich tool?

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    Norbet
    Mostly a spindle roughing gouge and a negative rake scraper .
    Ted

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    Really nice boxes.

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