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  1. Olive Wood Markings

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, I hope everyone is enjoying their extra time at home. During my extended "me" time, I started looking through a stack of olive wood I cut down two years ago, and found a cross section with some very interesting markings. I decided to give it a whirl on the lathe, and got very lucky with...
  2. market for olive wood

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello woodworkers, The farm I'm working on now will remove a lot of olive trees (O. europaea). We would prefer them to be made into nice objects instead of just being burned. So we are looking how to market the wood as turning blanks or boards to make furniture. If anyone could advice me on...
  3. Antique (Calvert) Old English Chess set- Advice on Restoring

    Woodturning
    Hi, Just picked up a lovely Old English chess set in Boxwood and Ebony(?)- It is missing two black pieces and i hoped to try and turn replacements. But i need help identifying the exact wood of the black pieces. A friend told me it was Macassar ebony, but it looks to me like Rosewood.. Any...
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