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Democritus

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Hi Adam
Another great piece. I notice that you use a lot of olive wood for your pieces. Where do you get it? I have been trying to get some for a while, but without success.
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Hi Adam
Another great piece. I notice that you use a lot of olive wood for your pieces. Where do you get it? I have been trying to get some for a while, but without success.
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Thanks, all of the Olive I use is salvaged from the firewood delivery pile, if we drive the car back to Blighty any time next year I'll remember to stick a couple of logs in the car and we'll try to get them to you (presuming you're in the UK)
 

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Hi Adam
Another great piece. I notice that you use a lot of olive wood for your pieces. Where do you get it? I have been trying to get some for a while, but without success.
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Thanks, all of the Olive I use is salvaged from the firewood delivery pile, if we drive the car back to Blighty any time next year I'll remember to stick a couple of logs in the car and we'll try to get them to you (presuming you're in the UK)
I have some lovely olive ash which i have milled up this year.
 

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Thanks, Nelly,
I know about Olivewoodturning. The have olive planks in abundance, great for spindle work, or furniture making, but I want bowl blanks. They do not seem to have them.
Anyway, cheers for the pointer.
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Thanks a lot, Olive is a special wood, i'm very fortunate to have access to it.
Here is some of the olive wood I have access to (it's all olive)

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I even have a lathe that I was given about 8 years ago, but never used. Last week the new belt for the lathe arrived, but that is as far as I have got with it. Need to make a stand next, and then very, very cautiously, I will see what happens when bits of firewood spin at high speed.

I've asked myself "What could possibly go wrong?", and the list is quite long...two pairs of underpants, I think.
 

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You should be making river tables and hotel foyer furniture with those pieces.
 

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sunnybob,
its everywhere and often even big old trees will be cut up for firewood....makes me cry.....
most fire wood come from pruned trees tho...when I say pruned, they hack it back to the stump.....
and within months it's growing back.....guess thats how they keep em going for a 1000 years.....
I have access to a guy with tree stumps 1/2 to 1ton.....that should make a nice bowl.....
hence buying the Wadkin RS......just cant fine enough money for a DB lathe anymore.....
should have bought one when they were cheap.....realativley speaking.......
 

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You should be making river tables and hotel foyer furniture with those pieces.
Neither option appeals, oddly. Currently they are tucked away, drying, while I try and come up with something suitable. In the meantime I am making things like sharpening stone boxes and mortice gauges, because to me it is free wood.

I just looked at the olivewood turning site, and they are selling firewood for pizza ovens at £5.00 per kilo - it's all the offcuts from their workshop, it would seem. Olivewood firewood here, as in my photo above, sells for €0.10 a kilo, or €100 a ton, if you prefer. Anyone want a truck load?
 

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Strangely, despite living next to an olive grove and talking to the farmer often, I have never seen a tree cut down, apart from minor pruning of branches that are so small that firewood is the only use for them. But I have seen him dig up entire trees and sell them on.
I shall have to ask him next time he comes past.
 

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Here is some of the olive wood I have access to (it's all olive)

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I even have a lathe that I was given about 8 years ago, but never used. Last week the new belt for the lathe arrived, but that is as far as I have got with it. Need to make a stand next, and then very, very cautiously, I will see what happens when bits of firewood spin at high speed.

I've asked myself "What could possibly go wrong?", and the list is quite long...two pairs of underpants, I think.
Wow lovely slabs, I had a smallish one like that and made a hanging lamp out of it, slabs like that are also great for turning, that Olive smell is amazing
 

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