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Olivewood 2" x 2" x 6"

Item #826645
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Product Information:

African olivewood (olea capensis) The heartwood is often pale to medium brown with irregular streaks that vary from brown to dark-brown and dark grey. The sapwood is generally pale yellow. Wood has excellent strength properties. Material can be difficult to work due to interlocked grain and oily surface of the wood. Olivewood needs care when drying to avoid checking or honeycombing, especially with thicker material. Glues well, recommended pre-boring needed when nailing. Moderate blunting effect to cutting tools. Polishes up well and gives a smooth even finish. Olivewood is used for sculpture and carving work, decorative turnings, inlay, and high end custom furniture.Larger blocks are +- 1/4" of size listed, smaller blocks +- 1/8". Spindle stock (1 1/2" - 2") dimensions are +-1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension.


  • Medium brown with irregular streaks
  • Turns well
  • Finishes well
  • Olivewood, 2" x 2" x 6"


  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

    Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

    Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

    Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ΒΌ" of size listed.

    Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
    California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    5.0

    (based on 2 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (2)
    • Easy to use (2)

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    5.0

    Beautifully turned

    By  Stress relief

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Olivewood 2" x 2" x 6" :

    It turned into a beautiful Spindle.

     
    5.0

    one of a kind beauty in each piece

    By  casper the roughneck

    from Spring, Texas

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Can polish with shavings
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great for turning

    Cons

    • Can crack in the heat

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Great for turning pens
    • Making bowls
    • Turning bottle stoppers
    • Turning Game Calls

    Comments about Olivewood 2" x 2" x 6" :

    I love working with this wood, the way that the God given designs in the wood can be so expressive and wild Especially in spanish and Italian Olivewood just blows my mind.. I have made several nice Euro pens out of it as well as a bottle stopper and in the last month an awsome Elk game call that i then had laser engraved..

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