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    Every day is a gift. Sheila Lagrand's Avatar
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    Default Re: Olive wood for mandolin body?

    Quote Originally Posted by j. condino View Post
    Maybe not for fruit salad, but mesquite makes a kick a$$ D28!
    Ease my ignorance, please: What's a D28?

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    Holly cornucopia! I’m guessing you like fruit salad?
    Sounds delicious!...except for the mesquite, unless you’re smoking meats.
    I like growing things--especially here in the desert, where "nothing grows."
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

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    It's a size of dreadnought guitar, Sheila.

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    Default Re: Olive wood for mandolin body?

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryDavis View Post
    Anyone know whether Russian olive might work assuming one can find the appropriate size and grain? They are cutting a shyteload of it around here. Its invasive. Looks like heartwood could be a nice dark color but most pieces are small.
    Russian olive is rampant in my area. I've never heard of anyone using the wood for anything other than a fire. Northern New Mexico is the sort of place where if something has any use at all, someone is using for something. I have also never seen a Russian olive tree get very big.

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