The swirling grain lines of Olivewood become even more pronounced as the wood is turned.  Zoom

Olivewood Turning Blanks-Optional Sizes

product name price quantity total
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3" Item #: 26699
In Stock
 
$3.49

Each
$3.49
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6" Item #: 21106
In Stock
 
$6.99

Each
$6.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" Item #: 29789
In Stock
 
$12.99

Each
$12.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18" Item #: 29664
In Stock
 
$16.99

Each
$16.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 4" x 4" Item #: 32333
In Stock
 
$12.99

Each
$12.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12" Item #: 27548
In Stock
 
$19.99

Each
$19.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 6" Item #: 32190
In Stock
 
$15.99

Each
$15.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 2" Item #: 28675
Temporarily Oversold -
Reserve Yours Today
 
$19.99

Each
$19.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 6" x 6" x 2" Item #: 24247
In Stock
 
$44.99

Each
$44.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3" Item #: 26699
In Stock
 
Price:
$3.49
Each
Quantity:
Total: $3.49
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6" Item #: 21106
In Stock
 
Price:
$6.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $6.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" Item #: 29789
In Stock
 
Price:
$12.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $12.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18" Item #: 29664
In Stock
 
Price:
$16.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $16.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 4" x 4" Item #: 32333
In Stock
 
Price:
$12.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $12.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12" Item #: 27548
In Stock
 
Price:
$19.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $19.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 6" Item #: 32190
In Stock
 
Price:
$15.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $15.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 2" Item #: 28675
Temporarily Oversold -
Reserve Yours Today
 
Price:
$19.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $19.99
Olivewood Turning Blank, 6" x 6" x 2" Item #: 24247
In Stock
 
Price:
$44.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $44.99

Overview

Highly prized for it's exceptional grain, Olivewood has become a favorite of woodturners. The heartwood is nutty brown, interlaced with fine veins of dark brown and greenish hues. The sapwood is a base of creamy yellow with similar striping. Olivewood is hard, heavy and fine textured. It turns and polishes beautifully. These turning blanks are available in an assortment of sizes for bowls, platters, carvings, bottle stoppers, chess pieces, tool handles, table legs, spindles, finials, candlesticks and whatever else your imagination can conjure up!

Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock. Turning Blanks come rough sawn to nominal thickness and are coated with wax.

  • Botanical name: Olea europaea.
  • Native to: Northern Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe. Also grown in California, Florida and Arizona.
  • Tree: Olive trees may grow to 25' tall, with trunk diameters of up to 12", and may live as long as 1500 years.
  • Heartwood: Nutty brown with veins of rich green and dark brown. Acquires a rich patina with exposure to UV rays.
  • Sapwood: Creamy golden color, interlaced with darker stripes.
  • Texture: Fine, with closed pores.
  • Working Characteristics: Routs and planes well with carbide cutters. Turns and carves beautifully. Sawing and drilling are somewhat difficult. Keep tools very sharp. Prebore when nailing and screwing.
  • Movement: Unstable. Exhibits great movement with humidity changes.
  • Odor: Emits a faint, sweet aroma when machined.
  • Polish: Can be polished to an exceptional sheen.
  • Strength: Very hard, heavy and strong.

Tech Spec

Reviews

Customer Reviews

5 Review(s)

View All

I made a deer grunt call...

David M from Bolivar, TN Posted March 4, 2011
I made a deer grunt call and it is a beautiful wood. The grain and finish are truely super.

This is as fine a piece...

Charles H from Henderson, KY. Posted June 7, 2009
This is as fine a piece of Olive I've ever turned. Very well pleased with. Made some beautiful short-reed goose calls.

The knife in the photo is...

john h from Milford, CT Posted February 18, 2009
The knife in the photo is not even the nicest knife I made out of this piece of olivewood, the nicest one sold immediately. This wood turns beautifully, it polishes nicely and smells like there is an air freshener in the room when you work it. The piece I recieved is very heavy making a nicely balanced oyster knife. I highly recommend this turning wood to anyone.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Videos

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
Feedback X