Banksia Grandis comes from South West Australia and is the type of banksia which forms the largest cones, from a family of about 80 subspecies. This type is also known as Bull Banksia, Giant Banksia or Mangite. As a tree, Banksia Grandis grows up to 15 metres tall. The exciting thing about the banksia is that the seed pods only open and release the seeds in the heat of a bush fire. These are further distributed by the wind. Banksia are Australian wildflowers and as such they form very pretty flowers during the summer months.
The cones are very hard and can be a challenge to turn. Since they are very decorative, they can be used for many turned items, jewellery and other handicrafts. But even unprocessed as purely decorative items, they are eye-catchers.
Shed with phosphorescent acryl. Will charged at light and shines green in the dark.
Dimensions: approx. 125 x 40 x 12 mm
You will get the shown pair of scales!
The pair of scales are dry and can be processed immediately.
The scales is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.