OLV2212 - European Olive - 2 x 2 x 12
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Product Description

Olive is hard, strong and heavy.

All olive is Italian, with some exceptions. Please check the dropdown list to see the species and sizes available.

All Spanish Olive sizes are freshly sawn. All other Olive sizes are part-seasoned.

Tip: Part-turn the timber and keep in a bag with its shavings for a period of time before finishing.

Some sizes are available in Venetian Olive. This timber is from Corfu, but can be turned 'venetian' as Corfu was administered by Venice hundreds of years ago.

The wood has good wearing properties and resistance to abrasion because of its interlocked grain and twisty nature, it does not respond particularly well to hand tools, and has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Olive does, however, turn well because of its waxy lustre it polishes to an excellent finish.

Please note, the image is an example of what you could create with this wood.

Sizes are listed in inches unless stated otherwise.

Customer Reviews

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"Lovely wood quite long I managed to make four pens out of each piece I had to cut it down to length the piece that I cut off I made into large light pulls 30mm diameter x 60mm long in a acorn shape for a elder lady that has a problem gripping the small plastic ones she had"
Star Rating 5
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"Great price and excellent grain pattern. Happy days"
Star Rating 5
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"To be honest, at my level of turning I’m not an expert in wood grain etc, but what I do know is that the level of customer service and promptness of delivery is second to none. Turner’s Retreat is my first port of call for all things ,in my case, wood turning. Keep up the good work."
Star Rating 5
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"The wood is beautiful, but i was very disappointed to find the wood was still damp inside I spoke to one of your staff, and was told "oh it must be part seasoned" No one told me this !! Am happy with the wood, but not happy with not being able to use it straight away"
Star Rating 3
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