Olive wood turned utensils

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Project by BenDupre posted 02-02-2017 03:41 AM 1136 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned some salt shakers and a pizza cutter handle. Hardware is from Rockler. The wood is olive. Finished with Cap’n Edies shine juice.

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#1 posted 02-02-2017 03:48 AM

Nice looking set Ben! That olive wood sure is pretty!

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 04:23 AM

Nice turnings.

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#3 posted 02-02-2017 07:08 AM

Very nice project and beautiful wood. I know, here is very difficult to find olive wood.

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#4 posted 02-03-2017 01:31 AM

Nice work, Ben. How is olive wood to work?

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#5 posted 02-03-2017 03:02 AM

It’s been a while since I made those but if i remember it was pretty soft and very wet. I think the blank was waxed when i bought it. Wish i had access to some greenwood because it sure makes turning easier. I have read that you can dry it right on the lathe with friction.

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