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Mun or Moon Ebony from Griffin Exotic Wood
(Also sold as Mun Ebony)
Our Moon Ebony comes from Laos,
where it is found as fallen trees on the forest floor. These trees
are estimated to have fallen 100 years ago or more. The color
has variegated greens as the picture above suggests, and patterns can be
close together stripes or seperated irregular black stripes bisecting green
areas. The sapwood sometimes mixes in the heartwood in an irregular
way for a nice effect. It must be dried carefully if in pieces thicker
than 1" to avoid checks which tend to form on the black lines.
This is a wonderful turning wood and dries very nicely when turned partially
(or completely if you plan to turn the walls very thin) and then allowed
to dry in a paper bag. Some people just turn it thin and finish it
immediately with good results. It can also be dried in stacked strips
under pressure and used for inlay. It usually looks darker than the pictures
below. Fresh cut wood may look lighter but color varies quite alot
and is hard to determine before you cut it.
Grading system: gg
= gallery grade, top quality pieces with little or no sapwood and nice
grain. No defects.
gg- = excellent quality piece with very
nice grain and not more than 25% sapwood. No defects.
tg = turning grade wood with up
to 50% sapwood (sometimes a plus), and possible tiny (hairline) checks
in a few places.
sample photo, look at all photos of mun ebony on this page for
ideas of what kinds of appearances are possible.
It usually looks darker than the photos appear.
Another sample photo:
Other pieces too small in quantity
to list above:
(Note that these pieces can only be ordered
through phone or email, not the website)
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are copyrighted and may not be used
without written permission. Copyright
2006 by James Griffin. If you are a customer
and desire to use some of our photos on your
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