Ideas for small Olive wood/mesquite projects please

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At my beach getaway little community 150 miles south of Tucson ( las Dunas at Santo Tomas) we are trying to come up with some projects for the woodworker and a few other skilled guys to make when we don’t have enough work in the beach house building gig.The area has many Olive trees …smaller stuff not 200 year old big ones but I was thinking if anyone has some ideas we would really be happy to hear them.We have a complete shop and access to mesquite too. thanks. jerry

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#1 posted 477 days ago

Jewelry boxes, cutting boards, clip boards??

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#2 posted 476 days ago

Make a hanging wall cabinet, like the old time medicine cabinet, with leaded glass doors which complement the mesquite. Welcome the inclusions and fill them with black epoxy. The mesquite is going to be hard to machine, but the results can be fabulous.

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#3 posted 475 days ago

Olive is a great wood for carving. I do some compound cutting with my scroll saw using mesquite and other hard and soft woods making wooden flowers.

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