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Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3" Item #: 26699
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$3.99
Each
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6" Item #: 21106
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$9.99
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Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" Item #: 29789
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$13.99
Each
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18" Item #: 29664
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$17.99
Each
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Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 4" x 4"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 4" x 4" Item #: 32333
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$13.99
Each
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Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 6"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 6" Item #: 32190
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$16.99
Each
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12" Item #: 27548
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$21.99
Each
Olivewood Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 2"
Olivewood Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 2" Item #: 28675
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$19.99
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Olivewood Turning Blanks-Optional Sizes

Item #
GRP18578_1
Rating:
92% of 100
Olivewood Turning Blanks-Optional Sizes
Olivewood Turning Blanks-Optional Sizes
Frequently bought together
  1. The swirling grain lines of Olivewood become even more pronounced as the wood is turned.
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  3. The set includes three cutting profiles: round, square and diamond-shaped.
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    Grouped product items
    Product Name Qty
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3"
    $3.99
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6"
    $9.99
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12"
    $13.99
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 18"
    $17.99
    Out of stock
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 4" x 4"
    $13.99
    Out of stock
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 6"
    $16.99
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 12"
    $21.99
    Olivewood Turning Blank, 5" x 5" x 2"
    $19.99
    Out of stock

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.

(1) Olivewood Turning Blank
More Information
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • 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
Blank Type Wood
Species Olivewood
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
4.6 / 5.0
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Easy to turn and shape
I turned a simple rolling pin out of this stock and it came out fine. Sanded to almost a glass finish.
Rolling pin
Rolling pin
May 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Beautiful figure and easy to work with.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Olive Turning Blanks
I enjoy shopping at Rockler and almost always find things I like but probably don't need. I very much like working with Olive and enjoy the pieces I picked up.
January 13, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
High quality
Nice piece, very smooth, turned beautifully
September 6, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Outstanding wood for turning
This is a tree from the heavens. The grain is so beautiful that you just want to have it as a show piece after you place it on the utensil.
August 21, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Beautiful graining and smells wonderful
I bought this before I took my 1st class in wood turning. My first project was to make a tool. I made an awl with this wood and found it very easy to turn and the smell and pleasing graining are well worth the cost of the piece.
May 13, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I made a deer grunt call...
I made a deer grunt call and it is a beautiful wood. The grain and finish are truely super.
March 4, 2011
This is as fine a piece...
This is as fine a piece of Olive I've ever turned. Very well pleased with. Made some beautiful short-reed goose calls.
June 7, 2009
The knife in the photo is...
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.
February 18, 2009
As you can see from the...
As you can see from the photo, the product description is pretty accurate: brown and creamy yellow with an interesting grain pattern. These items are from two different pieces purchased from Rockler. The first (the bottle stopper) was a little more dense and harder (you can see the grain is tighter). The second was just that little bit softer that made it easy to work with, but still plenty hard and durable. These are both sanded to 600 grit and then finished with tung oil, and 3 coats of clear shellac.
September 29, 2008
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Why did you choose this?
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Trying to use new woods
Shane C on Jul 29, 2018
Beauty of wood
Jane G on Jul 16, 2018
Trying to use new woods
Shane C on Jul 29, 2018
Just love this wood.
Kay E on Jul 17, 2018
Beauty of wood
Jane G on Jul 16, 2018
I am making pizza cutter and ice cream scoop for my pastor and I think he would appreciate olivewood.
Steven D. W on Oct 18, 2017
For my wife
Dave B on May 17, 2017
Creating special item of religious significance
Beverly C on Feb 3, 2017
I like Olive wood for turning.
Ralph on Jun 3, 2016
beautiful wood, great feel, makes wonderful handles for the pizza cutter.
Randall H on Mar 22, 2016
Turn pen
JAMES E on Mar 4, 2016
Most beautiful wood ever- turns like butter...
A R on Oct 7, 2015
Because they are gorgeous
Herb M on Oct 3, 2015
I am into pen turning, what can I say!
Kenneth on Jul 31, 2015
Just love this wood.
Kay E on Jul 17, 2018
I am making pizza cutter and ice cream scoop for my pastor and I think he would appreciate olivewood.
Steven D. W on Oct 18, 2017
Is the Olivewood dried?
Donnie O on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: NO
How long is this blank?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Usually a pen blank is 5.75" to 6" in length and .75" in diameter.
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