Thread: Burdekin Plum
22nd Jul 2004, 02:56 PM #1
I recently saw a particularly nice bowl made from Burdekin Plum.
I tried to locate some of this wood in the Brisbane area without success- possibly because nobody in North Queensland sends it south.
Can anyone suggest a contact for this wood. I occasionally visit Townsville so could pick some from there if I have a contact.
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22nd Jul 2004, 07:41 PM #2
The Burdekin Plum is a native fruit tree which grows wild in Nth Qld although my copy of Wrigley's "Australian Native Plants" says it grows well in Brisbane and Sydney too. It's not a tree grown commercially (either for fruit or timber) so the chances of picking some up are probably very slim unless you have family or friends in the north who have one in their yard and are cutting it down. I'm familiar with the tree (grew up in Charters Towers) but have never seen it used for woodcrafts. I'd be interested to see what it looks like.
22nd Jul 2004, 08:07 PM #3
22nd Jul 2004, 10:36 PM #4
Dave you beat me to it, I bought a bit of Stan at the last Wood Show, nice stuff.
22nd Jul 2004, 10:48 PM #5Originally Posted by Baz
Was he cheap? Did he turn well or just lay there?
23rd Jul 2004, 08:30 PM #6
No Robbo he wasn't cheap, cost me an arm and a leg.
Last edited by Baz; 23rd Jul 2004 at 09:30 PM.
16th Feb 2005, 11:26 PM #7
I was told this was Burdekin plum. (The main bit)Originally Posted by riffi1
20th Feb 2005, 06:02 PM #8
Terry, I don't have any bowl blanks at present but lots of B.P. pen blanks, if you are interested.
Regardsgreetings from the sunny north, eh!
21st Feb 2005, 09:21 PM #9
Great piece GM. Well done.
Tasty bit of wood, even if it was a bit or arm or leg ;-}Cheers, Ern
15th Aug 2008, 03:52 PM #10
we have a few tonne or so for sale. we live in Townsville. only recently cleared.
15th Aug 2008, 11:43 PM #11
Dunno about your piece Mick unless it varies a lot - the stuff I've got is like Neapolitan ice cream - varies from white to pink to dark brown all through the log - came from a back-yard tree out here. Nice to work with - or it will be if I ever get time to turn some more #125 in the collection,.Updated 24th September 2015
16th Aug 2008, 09:14 AM #12
21st Jul 2009, 06:51 PM #13
I went to Q-turn 2009 at Camp Somerset and the most colourful bowl turned in 3 days (my opinion only) was Burdekin Plum - white thru pink red and brown.
I purchased a piece on ebay recently but still too wet to turn.
Hope you still have some left.
21st Jul 2009, 07:43 PM #14
He hasn't been on since that post.