Drying Olive Wood for Turning

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Olive wood from California orchards is prone towards developing cracks and checks very easily.  It is a beautiful wood and it is stable once it has dried. Here is what has worked for me in dealing with olive wood for turning. I recommend that you have some Green Wood Sealer on hand. Anchorseal Green Wood Sealer I brush green wood sealer over the entire piece of olive wood, which means the ends (number 1 priority and it is best to double coat them) as well as the faces and...

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