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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:04 pm 
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I love olive wood. Purchased from a local home good store. That is $45 spent, 3 pieces are straight grain, will make many bridges and headstock veneers...
I'm going to slice some up and use for purflings too.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:31 pm 
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I like the looks of it. Let us know how it works.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:51 pm 
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From your picture, and from driving through California's Central Valley, I get the idea olive trees are not big. But what excellent grain! How hard is it? How oily?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:09 pm 
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How will you slice it and age it to be sure it is stable? What a great source of wood

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:10 am 
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Olive wood is very hard and not at all oily. I used to cut a lot of it for firewood.
This wood I think has stablized/acclimated as it was cut up for these boards in Spain.
I probably won't resaw headplates until I'm ready to glue them on as wood like this when thin sometimes twists after being cut so thin and sits for awhile, for bridge blanks I'll cut some out and see if the wood moves. I don't think that is going to be an issue. I'll have to watch for cracks.


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