A neighborhood friend had an olive tree cut down in his yard several years ago. He had the trunk sliced into cookies and has been using them as stepping stones in his garden for years. He realized there may be nice grain in there so he asked me if I might be able to make a serving board or two from one of them. After I power-washed the dirt and loose rot out, and then power-planed off more of the rot, there was enough width left for 3 boards. The center of the piece was loose, so I had to epoxy it in place before cutting. Unfortunately it was 3/4" too big to fit through my 14" bandsaw, so I had to chain saw it into 3rds. I then removed the bark and got the boards smooth with a power-planer, then belt sander, then random-orbit. I filled the cracks with epoxy mixed with unsanded black grout (dyes can bleed into the grain) then sanded smooth again. Finished with a liberal application of mineral oil.