Likes Likes:  0
Needs Pictures Needs Pictures:  0
Picture(s) thanks Picture(s) thanks:  0
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Riverhills, Brisbane
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,136

    Default Where can I buy Bunya Seed Pods ?

    I have looked on line but can not find a place where I can buy Bunya Seed Pods for turning and slicing into disks.

    Any pointing in the right direction would be appreciated.

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Age
    2010
    Posts
    Many





     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,687

    Default

    You could get in touch with Ross Anells at the coororra institute.

    They have a festival each year when the pods are ready to drop. Are you planning on vacuum stabilising them?
    There ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk!!

    Tom Waits

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Riverhills, Brisbane
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,136

    Default

    Not sure yet, Bevan

    My wife asked if I am able to get some. She does bonsai and and bought a slice of one in Melbourne recently ...like a coaster so that she can put a companion plant to the main tree when exhibiting.

    I think the Bunya coaster was $5 and spayed with resin or poly.

    If I can source a few I might play around a bit with stabilising and maybe turning a few but Mel is looking for a few more plant "coasters"

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Riverhills, Brisbane
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,136

    Default

    Turns out she wants Banksia Pods.....I'll look around for those as well

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    821

    Default

    Don't the Bunya pods just fall apart into the nuts??? That is there is no pod as such just a lot of nuts in the shape of a pod.....

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,687

    Default

    Head to the west.. the big ones are in WA. The Big comparison, bunya nut Vs banksia, is staggeringly different. In terms of photography, same same but different. One is bigger, and maybe easier to get, in season.

    cheers
    There ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk!!

    Tom Waits

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,687

    Default

    Yep, that is the case. You would need to slice and either use straight way, or stabilise and use.
    There ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk!!

    Tom Waits

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Riverhills, Brisbane
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,136

    Default

    I did find some places in WA that can supply Banksia Pods

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Nerang Queensland
    Age
    62
    Posts
    10,611

    Default

    There were plenty of the WA Banksias for sale at Maleny, sorry I don't remember who though.

    If you get desperate I have some of the larger WA ones, plus Swamp Banksia pods and Eastern Coastal Banksia pods, and a few other Banksia species pods. I can also cast and stabilise them if required.
    Neil
    ____________________________________________
    Every day presents an opportunity to learn something new

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Nerang Queensland
    Age
    62
    Posts
    10,611

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lyle View Post
    Don't the Bunya pods just fall apart into the nuts??? That is there is no pod as such just a lot of nuts in the shape of a pod.....
    Yes they do fall apart but there is a pod of sorts. You can stabilise them for use, but they need to be shrink wrapped before they are dried, not an easy nor short process.
    Neil
    ____________________________________________
    Every day presents an opportunity to learn something new

Similar Threads

  1. Unknown seed pods
    By gawdelpus in forum WOODTURNING - GENERAL
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25th Apr 2014, 09:50 PM
  2. Scobie inspired seed pods
    By Mobyturns in forum WOODTURNING - GENERAL
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17th Aug 2013, 08:52 PM
  3. Casting Seed Pods / Banksia Nuts
    By mach70 in forum CASTING & STABILISATION
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26th May 2013, 10:26 PM
  4. unknown seed pods
    By L R P in forum WOODTURNING - GENERAL
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 5th Feb 2013, 08:46 PM
  5. Need some She Oak seed pods cast.
    By tea lady in forum CASTING & STABILISATION
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 9th Oct 2010, 10:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •