Woodcraft Woodshop - Ebony Gaboon 3" x 3" x 12"
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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...
- Jet black Gaboon
- Finishes to a high luster
- Straight grain
- Very durable
- High density
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Our most recently delivery of Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros Spp.) is native to Western Africa and can now be purchased in a variety of sizes with 23 item offerings from Woodcraft, making it much easier to find the right size for any project. The exceptional quality of this batch was worth the wait. The heartwood is usually jet black, with little to no variation of visible grain. Occasionally dark brown streaks may be present. Can be difficult to work with due to its extremely high density. It is dense enough to sink in water and has a dully effect on cutters. It takes a finish well and has a high luster. Ebony is commonly used for ornamental purposes due to its price and available sizes. We have a selection of large sizes. The species has a long history of use, with carvings found dating back to the ancient Egyptians. In the 16th century fine cabinets were made of ebony. Makers of these cabinets in Paris were known as ebenistes, which remains the French term for a cabinetmaker. 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 and is excellent turning wood.
A great buy
The piece of ebony I received was flawless. !00% black, no cracks, no checks. This evaluation is after having removed all the wax covering. It appeared to be instrument grade. Perhaps I was lucky to have obtained the top 1-2% of Gaboon ebony that is 100% black, but needless to say, I will be keeping this one.
Research what you buy
It was not sap on your wood. It is coated with a wax to protect the wood from minor damage and the elements. Every blank you buy comes like that not just Woodcraft.
I was surprised
I am disappointed with all of the sap I have to clean off. I intend to use the pieces as a support under my (black tone) TV.