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 Large Sizes of Olivewood at The ToolPost: Perfect for Pestle and Mortar Projects

Woodturning fans may have seen the Pestle and Mortar project in issue 213 of Woodturning Magazine. This popular domestic woodturning project is particularly suited to the exotic beauty of Olivewood, but up until now it has been difficult to find cubes of this timber large enough to handle the job. Leading supplier of woodturning tools and equipment The ToolPost ( has an excellent range of top quality Olivewood from Italy available in large sizes - perfect for Pestle and Mortar projects.

A Pestle and Mortar is a highly popular domestic project among woodturning enthusiasts and is particularly pleasing when an exotic timber such as Olivewood is used. The ToolPost stock a beautifully-figured Mediterranean Olivewood of the highest quality which hails from Italy. Woodturners will enjoy the sweet and tempting aroma that rises when this Olivewood is turned, and thanks to the new large sizes available, can now use this outstanding timber for Pestle and Mortar projects.

The Toolpost now stocks 125mm (5") and 150mm (6") cubes of Olivewood which can easily handle a project of this type. Also available are square bowl blanks in a range of sizes from 125mm (5") x 40mm (1.5") up to  a generous 250mm (10") by 100mm (4") in depth, as well as a variety of spindle blanks. Care should be taken when working with any exotic timber, Olivewood included, due to the slightly increased risk of adverse reactions to the timber. It is also advisable to clean woodturning tools that have been used on Olivewood (as well as any exposed woodturning lathe components) because the corrosive olive sap can cause discolouration.

This excellent Olivewood is just one of the many exotic timbers one can purchase from The ToolPost shop in Didcot, Oxon or through The ToolPost website at Others include Brazilian Kingwood, European Lemonwood, Indian Rosewood and African Ebony, to name but a few. The truly adventurous can purchase a selection bag of mixed exotic timbers which contain bowl blanks, turning squares or a mixture of both. You can view the entire range of these timbers at

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