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Project by bazz135uk posted 10-04-2014 04:09 AM 3195 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OLIVE WOOD CHEESE & BREAD CUTTING BOARDS by BazzA.
Tunisian Olive Wood Cutting Boards cut with my Band saw Palm Router Bench Sander and finished off with Butchers Block Oil. The Heart Shape Cheese Board is 14 inch across, and the Larger Bread Board is 17 inch across. Just over an inch thick so these Boards are real heavy.
I used my Palm Router to cut finger slots underneath . The Heart Board I slipped cutting the finger slots so carried on all around the Board and glad I did as its much easier to pick up from all sides of the table.
This is quite fresh Wild Tunisian Olive and smells beautiful and has the most wonderful grain.
Thanks for checking my project out hope you like them. Regards Bazza>

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.





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bazz135uk

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 04:24 AM

Photo No6 Has two items from other recent projects Re Spoons & Vase but added the photo as I thought some may find this timber quite interesting. For more info on these click on my Projects Thanks BazzA.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 04:39 AM

Incredible grain, great work!

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 05:04 AM

BazzA I see you have found more time in your shop. I just love that wood. Did you cut the boards whole or did you do glue-ups to come to that size. Did you do your sanding with hand power sander or do you own a belt type sander? Either way, they sure do look nice. When you are ready to ship so of that wood to me, let me know and I’ll send over my address. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 06:06 AM

Very nice

-- Vince

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bazz135uk

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 09:53 AM



BazzA I see you have found more time in your shop. I just love that wood. Did you cut the boards whole or did you do glue-ups to come to that size. Did you do your sanding with hand power sander or do you own a belt type sander? Either way, they sure do look nice. When you are ready to ship so of that wood to me, let me know and I ll send over my address. Thanks for sharing

Hi Larry This timber was in 6 foot lengths and live edge .There are no glue ups in my boards these are whole solid boards. I used a mix of bench sander palm sander & a detail sander then 5 grades of sand paper and to finish I use 0000 grade steel wool this leaves a glass like finish. Stocks are now running low so over the next 2 weeks I will try find some more..
- Hawaiilad


-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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bazz135uk

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#6 posted 10-04-2014 09:57 AM

This is my Live Edge Tunisian Olive Wood.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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stefang

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#7 posted 10-04-2014 12:16 PM

Olive is hard to beat for beauty and these items are beautiful. My only personal experience with Olive was a small piece my MIL brought home for me from a holiday in Spain many years ago. I put it on the lathe and started turning it until I hit a huge wet grub which splattered all over my face and everywhere else. It did take away some of my enthusiasm for Olive wood, but there is no denying it’s fantastic grain and color variations.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 10-04-2014 12:19 PM

beautiful,nice work.love that olive wood.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 10-04-2014 12:57 PM



I put it on the lathe and started turning it until I hit a huge wet grub which splattered all over my face and everywhere else. It did take away some of my enthusiasm for Olive wood…

- stefang

lawl! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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bannerpond1

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#10 posted 10-04-2014 01:13 PM

Save all your scraps and make an end grain cutting board. That grain should really make a fantastic end grain surface. Do you mind sharing your source?

-- --Dale Page

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bazz135uk

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#11 posted 10-04-2014 01:47 PM


Save all your scraps and make an end grain cutting board. That grain should really make a fantastic end grain surface. Do you mind sharing your source?

- bannerpond1


Olive Wood Source ? Ok Note I am in Windsor West of London England not USA ! My supplier does not post or export to individuals but I believe he does trade some timber through an outlet of his brothers in America !
I will make a phone call to him on monday afternoon GMT UK time to see whats available to be shipped to the US.. I will message you back mon/tuesday..

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 10-04-2014 02:35 PM

Great job, love the wood ….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#13 posted 10-04-2014 03:13 PM

Oh! to be in England where the olive wood reigns supreme! Lovely work, lovely wood. This wood is perfect for my boot styles.
Regards,
Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#14 posted 10-04-2014 05:38 PM

Hello

Very nice project

The new vase is fantastic
I like the idea of wine

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#15 posted 10-04-2014 08:15 PM

Beautiful wood, I just love the looks of Olive. I have made a few small boxes from Olive I got from my uncles ranch in No. Calif, but they has since sold the place. I would also like to know if there is a US source. Thanks Doug

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