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Banksia Nuts for Turning

Banksia Nuts turn beautifully to reveal swirling, speckled grain much like walnut burl—great for ornaments and small vases!
Item #
31104

Banksia nuts are the fruit of a small tree that grows in the remote deserts of Western Australia. Once turned, they have a similar color and texture to walnut burl, with an exotic twist featuring beautiful, patterned voids. The nuts have been dried for years after harvesting, and have a hard, solid consistency, especially towards the center. They take excellent detail on the lathe, and the material is easy to turn, though a dust mask is recommended to protect against flying seed and dust.

(1) Banksia Nuts for Turning
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Weight 1.250000
Tech Spec
  • Each Banksia Nut is approximately 6'' to 10'' long (average 7'' - 8'')
  • Approximate diameter is 2-1/2'' to 4'' (average 3'')
  • Sometimes called Banksia Pods or Banksia Cones
  • Easy to turn, and great for small ornamental projects
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