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WTB Olive Wood
Sep 28th, 2017 at 11:49pm
 
I am looking for some olive wood in approx size 2" x 2" x 34"....dry or green.Anyone have something close to this or know of a source?  Size is somewhat flexible.Thanks in advance
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Re: WTB Olive Wood
Reply #1 - Sep 29th, 2017 at 8:38am
 
Off the top of my head I would say that's a big ask.
Fist of all, it's going to be expensive if you can find it. I personally have never seen a olive blank the size you need. Olive is a fruit tree and doesn't tend to grow straight.
Again, if you were to find one, I would make sure it's dry, Olive has a tendency to crack if not dried properly and sometimes even then.
You can find blanks up to 24" more easily ( Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register) beyond that length will be more difficult.
I would suggest calling some vendors that sell Olive and asking them for your specific size.
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Reply #2 - Sep 29th, 2017 at 11:52am
 
I found some kind of it from out west in Las Vegas a few months ago....Im not sure what kind but from what I gather it was considered a trash tree out there. I know it wasnt like is over in the Mid East but was pretty. You could smell the olive in the wood really strong. I am trying to get some more from this guy but right now he is busy moving. It worked well and I had some to crack like at the end but I had length enough to use.  I bored the 4 blanks,,,,,3 of them 3/4" bore  and 1 of them 7/8" bore,then rough turned them round and wrapped them up to slow the drying somewhat and after a few weeks then turned them round but I still left them bigger than what  I needed for a flute.They are dried completely now.I turned them closer to size this week.This was total experiment....I think it is going to finish up good..... Wonder what  kind I have?
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Reply #3 - Sep 29th, 2017 at 12:21pm
 
It's most likely from here in CA.
CA produces about 95% of the olives in the U.S. due to the climate.
As far as the species goes it could be anything. There are tons of varieties grown for all different reasons, fruit, oil, etc.
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Reply #4 - Oct 1st, 2017 at 1:02pm
 
Russian Olive is a trash tree everyone around here says but I like any wood, but nothing but just common grain wood. I have turned it before and liked it with its greenish brown color.

In a local store had some real olive wood and the plank was 2x14x35 and the price was over $800 and do not know if it is still there or not.
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Re: WTB Olive Wood
Reply #5 - Oct 2nd, 2017 at 6:36pm
 
Thanks Arlin, I like all wood but cant afford the real deal lol.....Trash trees works for me!!  They aint really trash anyhow.
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Reply #6 - Oct 5th, 2017 at 7:55pm
 
I whole heartily agree.  I have heard Canadians say that the Red Box Elder is a trash tree and I would love to get my hands on several trees of it.  haha
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Reply #7 - Oct 5th, 2017 at 8:25pm
 
Arlin, and what Canadians would that be, I sure wish it grew here on the east coast.
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Reply #8 - Oct 6th, 2017 at 11:53am
 
Hahaha

I guess it is only a trash tree where it grows the most,  haha
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Reply #9 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 10:21pm
 
Arlin, it's considered trashwood, because of the color from the worms. It's not really trashwood until it gets infected, it's actually maple.
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Reply #10 - Oct 8th, 2017 at 11:13am
 
When I was out west at the Canyon de Shelly Nat Park, the locals were mentioning how the Russian Olive had invaded the canyon and was overrunning the place. They spend alot of time and money trying to slowly eradicate it but I doubt it will ever be completely gone.

They definitely called it  trashwood!! Thumbs Up


Read that someone has imported alot of  olive wood from Italy from when they had to tear up and burn their orchards due to some sort of infection in the trees.

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Reply #11 - Oct 8th, 2017 at 1:19pm
 
Thanks Ralph
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