Let's just say that I live in the land of the olives ???? I am greek mate, and here we are full of olives ☺Oh cool. Olive trees. We have those in Arizona too. I am anxious to see how they turn out. Our Olive trees do very well in a hot desert climate. About 1000 ft elevation. Are you in a hot climate too?
Yeah, it's hard to get good forks, and that's the reason I had to harvest them at 3:00 in the morning, as I had to almost completely destroy 3 trees to get them. Keep in mind that it is prohibited by law to touch those trees here.Gather those are the same wild olive trees you get in Portugal (grow everywhere like weeds) - the olives they produce aren't edible?
They make excellent forks - very hard almost waxy textured wood. Really like working with that wood. Its doesn't have the same grain as olive - more uniform and lighter.
Its a nice score (difficult to find good useable forks of those trees) - really liking the look of that chunky one.
I noticed it too, it's hard to find symmetrical forks. I believe this is where we need to get on with what the tree provided, and rejoice in its imperfect offerings of true beauty!The little guy and the one on the right!
Now, we have olive trees in the high dessert but don't think they are the same. They are called "Russian Olives" I'm told that the fruit is edible but don't know anyone who has tried them. Anyway the thorny rascals make good forks if you can find one. Most have one fork larger tine than the other. I left one in the MW to long and it caught on fire! Heck of a mess.