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Old 05-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Crosscut mediterranean olive Vertex

Hi all!

Nothing biblical about this olive from my neighborhood. I cut the blank out of a split log that i had put on standby under my work table, not far from the trash actually... A few days ago, while i was trying to grab some stuff down there, i looked at it again and it hit me that i could cut it sideways avoiding the check and still produce some usable shorts with a very interesting pattern:

Miraculous, isn't it!
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by patmurris View Post
Miraculous, isn't it!
Yes, absolutely !!! That is indeed a wonderful piece of wood Well done!
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Absolutely stunning!
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What a beautiful piece of wood and a great pen good work.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Fantastic piece of olive. Glad you didn't trash it.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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crosscut pattern is beautiful nice job
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh...! what would we do without cracked Olive wood...??? it couldn't be Olive wood to start and it would be no fun to make usable larger blanks out of most logs. I'm glad that, the "fellow upstairs" invented pens that are made with bits of wood, otherwise we would be pushing a lot of sand up hill...!

Nice to see a nice tight pattern on that log, and unless the log is/was under 5" in length, is no reason why you couldn't have cut a few in straight grain...!

You have some damn old Olive trees in most parts of France, try to get a root from one of those old trees, well..! get the trunk also, off-course, the grain and colours would be "mad"

As for "biblical significance", all Olive wood is biblical, regardless where it grows but is better not to go there, as the subject has already caused more than enough "noise" in these walls...! so calling it Olive wood, with no tags, is good enough...!

Very nice made pen, with a kit style that is growing on me, latelly...!

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Old 05-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Beautiful. Really like the wood. I love Olive Wood and it being crosscut really sets it apart.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That is one gorgeous piece of wood. It is the nicest olive wood I have ever seen. The workmanship is great also.

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Old 05-15-2011, 10:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Beautiful piece of wood....
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