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by DMiller
posted 08-02-2017 10:15 PM

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 11:56 PM

Smells like olives when worked.
It’s hard.
It’s pretty.
It’s worth some cash too if you cut blanks for folks.
I use it when I get local stuff blown over or Craigslist “just cut down this olive tree, come get it” posts.


-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#2 posted 08-03-2017 08:56 AM

I’ve worked with Olive wood – we have around 100 trees in the garden, and a number had been grubbed up when we bought the house. I wouldn’t say it was “hard” though – a finger nail can scratch it easily.
Linseed oil seems to bring out the amazing patterns the best…
Second Wind
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Locally (here in Portugal) we can buy salad bowls, salad serving spoons, spatulas, small boxes etc etc all made from olive.

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