Product Code: OLISB_MST
Wild Olive Spindle Blanks
Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata. Part seasoned.
All dimensions shown are in inches (length x square).
South African grown Olive wood.
A fantastic timber, light brown with brown or black streaks and wild figuring in places, Olive turns very easily but the wood and shavings can be corrosive to steel. ClingFilm on the chuck grip and a smear of oil on the bed bars is a good precaution.
These blanks are from sustainable plantations so are not available in large sizes (or a wide range of sizes) and supply may not be continuous as the millers process each plantation; we have to accept whatever size blanks their trees have yielded.
The blanks are cut in the country of origin to provide local employment so we are selling them just as they arrive, waxed on all surfaces.