|Project by JamesVavra||posted 06-23-2010 03:52 AM||3284 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I picked up a couple of hunks of Olive wood from one of the guys in my turning club. He used to live in Northern California so I assumed that they were European Olive (Olea europaea). However, my wife thinks that it’s Russian Olive (Elaeagnus augustifolia). Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the bark prior to turning, so now I’m not sure.
Any of you guys want to confirm that this is European Olive?
The first three are of the same bowl – approximately 11” in diameter and 4” high. Its wall thickness is about 1/2” – it seemed to want some heft to it. The fourth and fifth are of the second bowl – approximately 8” in diameter and 3” high. It’s wall thickness is closer to 3/32nds. Both pieces were mostly dry and were full of checks that I filled with CA glue and sanding dust.