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Information on Olive Wood

First thanks for the forum !

I am interested in information about carving Olive wood.  Hardness, difficult grain, etc.  And thanks.

i haven't carved it, but years ago i did work it with power tools, and that was easy enough.  it's a wood i'd think about carving green, like for making spoons and bowls.  the grain can be twisty.

Thanks Jason, mine is log that I have been in the process of drying for a couple of years.

I went to a couple of carving shops in Israel that pretty much only work in olive. They were power tool oriented.   I have also turned it.  It's a tough wood... really hard.  It is very pretty lots of color and contrast.