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08-02-2017 10:15 PM

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Over the last half year I have had the privilege to use Olivewood, however, iv’e never really heard of it being used. What i’m wondering is, has anyone else used this wood? What do you think of it? Below is some pictures of some I milled today… Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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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
Knot Just Bookends

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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