Hi Guys, got a little olive wood for you to look at. This wood came from an old orchard in Northern California. Wish I could tell you the variety but it was/is the eating olive type.......not sure if there's other non-edible variety, I just know that if it can go on a pizza.....it gets my vote. It's fresh cut, smells wonderful, end sealed after I took the pics. Olive can and will check when drying (what won't)? but as with most wood......experimenting is half/more of the fun.
Olive wood is well known for its off center pith. When it cures, usually a crack will appear longitudinally to the limb/trunk.
Sometimes I post a few of these on Ebay too but the majority of the time, they are available. Ask me by filling out the little contact form waaayyyy down at the bottom of this page.
All the pics below are misted to show grain......
Okay, here they come.....
SOLD..........OL1, $50.00 + $13.60 to ship = $63.60 total. Hi Guys, I cut up the last of a few chunks of olive that had been hiding from me. There are a few with some casting/filling options but most of 'em would turn as is. There are 25 pieces and they'll all be right at 1 5/8 square. Shortest is about 3" and up to 4 3/4" long. The top row has some cracks that might look good with a little resin...the bottom two rows are pretty solid and I think they'd hold together if you turned 'em. First pic is dry...the rest are misted.
Pic below is from my wood buddy friend Josef Millis who really has a knack with the little olive wood limb sections as shown below. This particular section didn't have a lot of heartwood so he turned it off center and named it "Olive Waterfall"...very appropriate. See the thin line near the top..it's also a lidded "box". Look for the second pic below for a "before" of this piece. Thanks Josef for sharing the pic.
Here's the "before" pic. Note the off center pith. This piece was about 4" tall x 3ish wide. .
OL6, $25.00 + $13.60 to ship = $38.60 total. Olive wood limb sections. Four pieces measure approximately 5 x 5 x 4 and 5 x 3 x 5 and 5 x 4 1/2 x 5 and 5 x 4 x 5". . These are prunings from olive groves in my area. Olive wood is well known for checks and an off center pith. There will be holes, cracks, and other "surprises". Olive ain't for the faint of heart. ; ) Most of the bark has been removed. One dry pic and lots of misted pics. They'll all fit in a medium flat rate box.
That's about it for now guys......will be listing a few more in days ahead. You'll love turning these.