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Ebony, Gaboon 2" x 2" x 12"

Item #123743
$56.99
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3.5

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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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    3.5

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By  Mohamed Talal

    from Egypt

    About Me Professional

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    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

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    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 2" x 2" x 12" :

    The product is perfect for its price... prefect ebony cuts i bought 4 pcs and its all perfect except one have a little grey strip

     
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    By  Mark Doyle

    from NJ

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Comments about Ebony, Gaboon 2" x 2" x 12" :

    I first ordered a 1x1x12 and got a solid black piece that was excellent. Then I ordered the 2x2x12 and got a mottled black-gray piece that was unattactive and had to be stained to be useable. Both were covered with wax so I couldn't judge the quality until I resawed them. I probably will not order ebony from Woodcraft again, though I've had good luck with some of their other exotic woods.

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