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Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12"

Item #123741
$13.99
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4.5

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Product Information:

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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    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Attractive (3)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to install (2)

    Cons

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    5.0

    worked great

    By  Dale

    from Fairbury, IL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12" :

    It worked great for the 1/4" black inlay I needed for some ladybug trinket boxes. It should be noted the sides are not flat or parallel, which is fine for turning blanks.......but if you are sawing to flat boards, you will have to straighten the faces somehow. This is the best source for small quantities of black ebony I have found.

     
    4.0

    Great for turning

    By  Drm

    from Bartlett Il.

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Turns well

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Duck And Goose Calls

    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12" :

    This wood turns really well- polished well also

     
    4.0

    it's wood

    By  dirt man

    from holton ks

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12" :

    great for crafts

     
    4.0

    great product high price

    By  offe

    from philadelphia pa

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate shipping time

    Cons

    • Price higher than most

    Best Uses

    • Hand carving
    • Pipes
    • Sculpture
    • Tobacco

    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12" :

    Verry even unified grain, no knots or blemishes takes well to hand carving and finishing

     
    4.0

    ebony pluhs.

    By  rich

    from West Peoria, Il

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ebony plugs on wood lamp

    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12" :

    I purchased these wood strips to use for ebony plugs on some Greene and Greene style wood wall lamps I am making. They worked very well. Thanks!!

     
    5.0

    Great Look for My Boxes

    By  Tom d. Woodworking

    from Hendersonville, NC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12" :

    Clean cutting and attractive

     
    4.0

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    By  Atte

    from Gatihersburg

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    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 1" x 1" x 12" :

    [...]the wood was in good condition.

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