Olivewood is known for its unique color patterns and ease of being worked. These pieces are all European olivewood, originating from Italy.
Suitable for inexperienced turners.
Wood is typically tan in color with brown and black streaks.
This species is a medium density and relatively straight-grained.
Clean cuts require sharp tools.
Sands to a high lustre, and is stable when dried. Due to the oily nature of this wood, some care may be required for proper finishing.
This wood should be dried slowly to reduce the chances of small checks occuring.
Green/undried wood - moisture content varies
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