DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY CUSTOMER VISITS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We are currently still open for online orders, but the latest distancing measures mean we may not be able to answer your phone calls personally. So, until further notice, please only contact us via email at   sales@workshopheaven.com   and we will try and get back to you as soon as possible.

Pen Blanks Wild Olive

Please click on image to view a larger image

More Views

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £16.00

Special Price £14.40

Pen Blanks Wild Olive

14.4

8 pen blanks, supplied sawn unfinished, and waxed at each end for protection.

Wild Olivewood - Olea europeae sub sp. Africana / Cuspidata

Olive trees are highly prized for their fruit and longevity, because of this, any available wood is generally sourced from prunings, branches or naturally expired trees. Often thought of as a mediterranean tree, the wild olive has a native spread from South Africa, right through the middle east to the himalayas. 

Hard and oily with close grain, olivewood is wonderful for woodturning, knife handles, carving and toolmaking, it has a strong fruity aroma that fills the workshop and makes the making process an absolute pleasure. Olivewood also has natural antibacterial qualities, which makes it a popular choice for kitchenware.

Often finely veined and sometimes heavily figured with a wild and wavy grain, and even patches of burr, with colours from creamy yellow through to a greenish brown with darker brown or even black streaks which become deeper and richer with age.

  • Species: Wild Olive - Olea spp.
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Dimensions: approx 19mm x 19mm x 155mm

Typical contents shown. Supplied in a vacuum packed packet.

 

Customer Reviews

Loading Image
Loading Image
Loading Image