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    Has anyone had experience turning Macadamia and local Australian Olive and if so would you like to give me the good, bad and ugly.
    interested in it for bowl blanks and chisel handles.
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    Both are really nice timbers to turn.
    Just about any fruit or nut tree timber is good for this purpose
    I don't have photos of any macadamia stuff but here are a few olive tunings.

    IMG_4714.jpg

    The big spoon is 450mm long alongside a regular size wooden spoon.
    BigSpoon.jpg

    MAllet1.jpg

    I just made a bunch of Olive an Pistachio spoons but gave them all away before I took any photos.

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    Cheers,
    When I went to collect the Macadamia and Olive they had decided to just trim them not remove it so a bit disappointing. I did get two decent pieces of Olive and a small length of Macadamia that may make something small when dry.
    All good and thanks for the feed back I will now keep my eyes peeled for these two.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett57 View Post
    Cheers,
    When I went to collect the Macadamia and Olive they had decided to just trim them not remove it so a bit disappointing. I did get two decent pieces of Olive and a small length of Macadamia that may make something small when dry.
    All good and thanks for the feed back I will now keep my eyes peeled for these two.
    cheers
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    Like Bob said the fruit trees offer up quite distinctive colour in turning ,I have turned Apricot Peach & Nectarine,citrus wood like Orange can be quite bland .Olive stands out as a favourite very seldom lets you down in feature.Macadamia is one that also sounds interesting be interesting to hear any response on it.
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    I made a handle for a friend for his espresso filter from Macadmia about 3 years ago. It still looks good.





    I have to be honest that I did not turn it but made the handle without a lathe. However I remember it planed very well.

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    You might also want to read this pages regarding Macadamia.

    Object stories: Macadamia wood design by Quench - The Design Writer


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    Best advice I can give is mount it up and start making shavings and see what happens.

    The beauty of turning is most any wood has potential.

    If it's really wet then you want to slow the drying process down after you turn it. There's a million ways to do that on the internet, pick one you like.

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