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Lake Volta Gaboon Ebony - 1" x 1" x 12"

Item 185769
Model LVGE1x1x12

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$11.99

This Ebony is the product of the sustainable harvesting of submerged hardwoods in Lake Volta created by the Akosombo dam’s construction in 1961 in the African nation of Ghana. The lake now houses nearly 3,500 km² of dense forest area filled with various species of hardwoods that have...

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This Ebony is the product of the sustainable harvesting of submerged hardwoods in Lake Volta created by the Akosombo dam’s construction in 1961 in the African nation of Ghana. The lake now houses nearly 3,500 km² of dense forest area filled with various species of hardwoods that have been flooded ever since the lake’s creation. The submerged trees remain standing, perfectly preserved. For nearly 50 years, these hardwoods have absorbed minerals from these waters, adding beautiful character. Removing the submerged hardwoods from Lake Volta has reduced and continues to reduce the demand and pressure on Ghana’s living forests.

Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros spp.) heartwood is usually jet black with little or no variation or visible grain. However, Lake Volta Gaboon Ebony is beautifully streaked with sapwood, as well as grays, brown, and shades of red; it is not solid black. Ebony has a fine texture with mostly straight grain. This wood can be difficult to work due to its extremely high density, but it is worth the reward. It has a dulling effect on cutters. Tear-out may occur on pieces that have interlocked or irregular grain. Typical uses include small ornamental projects, such as piano keys, musical instrument parts, pool cues, and carving.

Features:

  • Great for knobs, pulls, inlays and accents in cabinetry
  • Straight grain, high density and durability
  • Excellent turning wood and finishes to a high luster
  • Native to Africa
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 1"
  • Width: 1"
  • Length: 12"
What’s Included:
  • (1) Lake Volta Gaboon Ebony - 1" x 1" x 12" Wood Turning Stock
Notes:
  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

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