Ideas for small Olive wood/mesquite projects please

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Forum topic by Corvid posted 03-20-2013 08:44 AM 1047 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2013 08:44 AM

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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 03-20-2013 04:55 PM

Jewelry boxes, cutting boards, clip boards??

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 01:14 PM

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 03-21-2013 11:16 PM

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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