Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
Olive wood? (Read 4922 times)
Rat Man
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 11252
New Jersey, USA
Gender: male
Re: Olive wood?
Reply #15 - Apr 25th, 2013 at 3:38pm
 
squirrelslinger wrote on Apr 5th, 2013 at 10:41pm:
Bill Skinner wrote on Apr 5th, 2013 at 10:00pm:
Osage?

Dense, hard to carve, among other things.

    Actually, for making musical instruments the more dense and hard to carve the better.  The more dense the wood the better the resonance.  I read an article a few years ago in either National Geographic or Smithsonian.  It was about people making a fortune going out on the Great Lakes and pulling up old original growth logs that were cut by the first loggers.  A certain percentage of the logs in any operation end up at the bottom.  Because the Great Lakes are so deep and cold the logs that sunk four hundred years ago are still in great shape.  What makes these logs unique is that the original growth trees were many hundreds of feet tall.  Not much sunlight got through the canopy in ancient times so those huge trees grew very, very slowly.  That means very small growth rings and a very tight grain.  Musical instrument makers, particularly violin makers, are paying a fortune for this wood.  It makes musical instruments that sound sweeter than anything made with today's wood.  So anyway, yes, hard, dense wood is what you want.  That was Rat Man's fun fact for the day.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
ghost0311-8541
Senior Member
****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 310
Re: Olive wood?
Reply #16 - Apr 25th, 2013 at 8:48pm
 
i also would like some olive wood 6inch by 6inch 3/4 thick or osage the same dimension
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Kjev
Senior Member
****
Offline


Limits exist only in your
mind

Posts: 299
Re: Olive wood?
Reply #17 - Aug 10th, 2013 at 11:38am
 
I have Russian Olives (Eleagnus angustifolia) on my place. I have no idea if the wood is good for anything or not. They're actually considered a noxious weed here.
Back to top
 

K'Jev  Cool
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter"--Yoda

https://www.facebook.com/StormsForge
WWW stormsforge  
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Chris, Mauro Fiorentini, Bill Skinner, Masiakasaurus, Rat Man, Curious Aardvark, David Morningstar) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)