Looking for Olive Wood


Just came back from Spain with a wonderful artist print of an lone Olive tree....now that I'm back in the Midwest, it occurred to me that I should frame this print with olive wood.
Any ideas on where I might find 1" thick by 1.5+" wide to make a 5 x 7 frame.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciate.
Art Thoma Champaign, IL
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Art Thoma wrote:

Saw something on http://bt3central.com about Bethlehem Olive Wood (BOW) - turners forum. Small samples only probably.
Keep us posted on what you find.
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Art Thoma wrote:

http://www.woodfinder.com/woods/olive.php
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dadiOH wrote:

Excellent site -- thanks.
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It was somewhere outside Barstow when "Art Thoma"

Olive wood in short narrow sections is available from most suppliers of turning timber.
I've also scrounged olive wood from a local olive seller. They have huge serving ladles turned in olive wood. When they import them they're clearly not quite dry when they're shipped and some of them have the bowls crack in transit. The handle is still a useful turning blank.
I also bought some a while ago from a market trader in Florence (outside San Spirito, if you're looking). I needed lunch, and I needed a plate to eat it from. So I bought the usual lunch fodder and a nicely turned olivewood platter from this guy. He also sold cheeseboards - very simply made from a waney-edged olivewood plank about 6" - 8" wide. A couple of these followed me home too, as they were cheaper than buying the timber from a local specialist.

Be very careful that it's dry and stable. Olive wood is a swine for warping and (somewhat) for cracking.
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