Is Olive Wood Dangerous for Woodworking? TOXIC? Answered
I've been wanting to make a small mallet out of a tree branch, And I recently spotted a small olive tree branch that fell.
Since I'm pretty new to woodworking, I thought I'd google the wood to find out it's properties, This is the confusing thing that I found:
Here, It says that Olive Wood is commonly used for "kitchen utensils, carved wooden bowls, cutting boards, fine furniture, and decorative items", Which means that it should barely be something allergenic, Aka safe to use, Since it's used with food.
But here, It says that Olive Wood is "Olive trees are extremely allergenic, with an OPALS allergy scale rating of 10 out of 10" aka "9-10 Extremely high potential to cause allergies, should be replaced with less allergenic species".
Now I'm confused...
Does anyone know what really is true?