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Dry African Ebony hardwood (600x40x40)mm Grade A


1 Ebony piece ideal for knife scales making, guitar building projects, inlays, pool cues, door handles, grips, game calls, magic wands, and so many other possibilities.
All Ebony is not jet black, it may have brown or white inclusions on it.
You will receive a similar piece as shown. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Quantity offered: 1 piece.
End waxed to protect from defects.
Shipping: Delivered by USPS. We accept PayPal, and all major credit cards.
Additional facts about Gabon/Gaboon Ebony:
DESCRIPTION: A very dense, very hardwood with straight to slightly interlocked grain. Very fine textured. Gaboon ebony is believed to be the blackest wood that grows.
Weight is about 63-64 lbs. per cu. ft.
BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyrus Crassiflora
OTHER NAMES: Cameroon Ebony, Nigerian Ebony, etc., according to country of origin.
PROPERTIES: This very dense timber has a good steam bending classification and very high bending and crushing strength, with high stiffness and resistance to shock loads.
WORKING PROPERTIES: This is a very hard wood to work with hand or power tools, with severe blunting effect on cutters. In planing, a reduced angle of 20degrees is required when irregular grain is present, with an increase in pressure bar and shoe pressures advised to prevent the wood from riding or chattering on cutters.
Pre-boring is necessary for nailing and screwing. Takes glue well, and it can be polished to an excellent finish.
DURABILITY: Very durable. Highly resistant to termites. Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
SEASONING Billets dry fairly rapidly and well with little degradation. Small movement in service.USES: Tool, cutlery and knife handles, door knobs, butt ends of billiard cues, piano and organ keys, violin and guitar finger boards, other musical instrument pieces, turning, fancy articles and inlay.