Woodcraft Woodshop - Olivewood 1.5" x 1.5" x 12"
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...
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Item 843620Model 1.5X1.5X12
- Medium brown with irregular streaks
- Turns well
- Finishes well
- Olivewood 1.5" x 1.5" x 12"
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 +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Beautiful and dangerous
Check wood toxicity charts. Once sensitized later reactions can increase in severity. I turned olivewood 4 times with no effect. The 5th time my eyes swelled shut my face and neck are swollen red. It is 3 days post-exposure and I'm still affected. I knew about cocobolo and rosewoods but not olive. Take maximum breathing and skin exposure precautions.