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Item 827323
Model Olivewood 2 X 2 X 12

Woodcraft Woodshop - Olivewood - 2" x 2" x 12"

$49.99

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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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.



Features:

  • Medium brown with irregular streaks
  • Known for having excellent strength properties
  • Polishes up well and gives a smooth even finish
  • Native to Europe and eastern Africa

Specifications:
  • Thickness: 2"
  • Width: 2"
  • Length: 12"

What's Included:
  • (1) Olivewood - 2" x 2" x 12" - Turning Stock

Product Notes:
  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

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    Olivewood 2"x2"x12"

    I made a small box with lid. 2"x 2" is just a bit small to work with. 3"x 3" appears to be alot better,but that particular piece only comes in 2"x 2". The wood has a very nice finish with some sanding and linseed oil/mineral spirits applied. Fairly easy to work with as well.

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