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Ebony Gaboon 3/4" x 3" x 24"

Item #123666
$79.99
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The heartwood of Gaboon ebony (Diospyros spp.) is usually jet black, with little to no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present. Can be difficult to work due to its extremely high density. Has a dulling effect on cutters. Tear-out may occur on pieces that have interlocked or irregular grain. Takes finishes well, and finishes to a high luster. Ebony is commonly used for small ornamental purposes, such as piano keys, musical instrument parts, pool cues, carvings. Great for knobs, pulls, inlays and accents in cabinetry. Somewhat difficult to machine, but worth the reward. Excellent turning wood. Africa.


  • Jet black
  • Finishes to a high luster
  • Straight grain
  • Very durable
  • High density


  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.

    Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.

    Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.

    Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ΒΌ" of size listed.

    Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
    California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.0

    Plan ahead - way ahead!

    By  Ric :{)

    from Appleton, ME

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Nice wood good color

    Cons

    • Comes covered in wax

    Best Uses

    Comments about Ebony Gaboon 3/4" x 3" x 24" :

    The quality of the wood is very good. One piece was already splitting when it arrived. Although it is not mentioned in the product description, this comes covered in wax so it is very wet. Do not plan on using it for anything for 6 to 8 months after you remove the wax coating as it will need to dry first. Shrinkage (about 10% on flat sawn boards) and checking/splitting will cause problems if you don't dry it first. From personal experience with "green" (i.e., wet) ebony, 6 months is pushing it a bit. Because it is so wet, you should also expect to get some checking as it dries. Ebony is very dificult to dry without spliting.

     
    4.0

    Great Ebony Wood!

    By  Walter the Guitarist

    from Miami, FL

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Ebony Gaboon 3/4" x 3" x 24" :

    I use it to build my guitars

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