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Black & White Ebony
(diospyros embryopteris)


Black and White ebony is a rare member of the ebony family, found mostly in Laos.   It tends to crack easily and we recommend special procedures for drying pieces thicker than 3/4 inch thick. Note that some pieces of Black & White Ebony have a few tiny (usually 2mm) insect holes and/or hairline checks---this is normal and is best finished by putting superglue (the black kind looks great!) in the holes/checks.   The only fairly reliable way to dry this wood is to turn it completely down to a thin walled piece all in one setting.  We also suggest you spread superglue, especially on the end-grain during the turning process, we do some of this glueing for you initially to most pieces.  Finish the project in one sitting if possible, and apply shellawax cream as a finish.  The piece will then dry very slowly through the shellawax, with minimal or no distortion.  Do not part turn these pieces to dry them unless you have some magic we don't have! Some checks and warpage should be expected in most pieces unless stabilized.

 
 


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Black & White Ebony 3/4 inch square pen blank
Price: $6.00
Qty: 




Black & White Ebony pen blank, 5/8 square
Price: $3.00 (limited time offer)
Qty: 





Click the photo for a second view. 

Really tough to find this wood sold dried, usually it is green. These have been tested to be 12% or less (likely about 9%) with a moisture meter that adjusts for the species, other meters don't work well.  
 NOTES: some of the pieces have been smeared with super glue clear and or black which was then sanded off.
Items not listed below or that give a red notice in shopping cart were already sold.
Black & White Ebony
Dried
11/16 x 1 5/8 x 6 inches
Piece 203

Price: $5.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
5/16 x 1.75 x 6 inches
Piece 204

Price: $7.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
3/4 x 1.75 x 4 1/8 inches
Piece 208

Price: $9.00



Click the photo for a second view. 

Really tough to find this wood sold dried, usually it is green. These have been tested to be 12% or less with a moisture meter that adjusts for the species, other meters don't work well.  
 NOTES: some of the pieces have been smeared with super glue clear/black which was then sanded off.
Items not listed below or that give a red notice in shopping cart were already sold.
Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.25 x 1.25 x 6 1/8 inches
Piece 210

Price: $10.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1 3/8+ x 1 3/8+ x 6 1/8 inches
Piece 212

Price: $12.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches
Piece 213

Price: $14.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.25 x 1.25 x 5 7/8 inches
Piece 214

Price: $11.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5 x 1.5 x 5 3/8 inches
Piece 215

Price: $16.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.25 x 1.25 x 5.25 inches
Piece 216

Price: $9.00



Click the photo for the second view.  (pieces are straight, just a weird camera angle on the photo!)

Really tough to find this wood sold dried, usually it is green. These have been tested to be 12% or less (usually around 9-10%) with a moisture meter that adjusts for the species, other meters don't work well.  
 NOTES: some of the pieces have been smeared with super glue which was then sanded off.
Items not listed below or that give a red notice in shopping cart were already sold.
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Black & White Ebony
Dried
1 x 1 x 10.75 inches
Piece 222

Price: $13.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.75 x 1.75 x 10 1/8 inches
Piece 225

Price: $33.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5 x 1.5 x 10 1/8 inches
Piece 226

Price: $28.50

Black & White Ebony
Dried
2.25 x 2.25 x 7 1/8 inches
Piece 229

Price: $41.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5 x 1.5 x 7 inches
Piece 230

Price: $24.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 inches
Piece 233

Price: $24.00



Click the photo for the second view. 

Really tough to find this wood sold dried, usually it is green. These have been tested to be 12% or less with a moisture meter that adjusts for the species, other meters don't work well.  
 NOTES: some of the pieces have been smeared with super glue which was then sanded off.
Items not listed below or that give a red notice in shopping cart were already sold.
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5 x 1.5 x 12.25 inches
Piece 238

Price: $45.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5 x 1.5 x 12 inches
Piece 239

Price: $25.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.5+ x 1.5+ x 12 inches
Piece 241

Price: $30.00

Black & White Ebony
Dried
1.75 x 1.75 x 11 inches
Piece 242

Price: $31.00



Click the photo for the second view.
Really tough to find this wood sold dried, usually it is green. These have been tested to be 12% or less with a moisture meter that adjusts for the species, other meters don't work well.   NOTES: some of the pieces have been smeared with super glue which was then sanded off. 
Items not listed below or that give a red notice in shopping cart were already sold.
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Black & White Ebony
Dried (has insect holes)
1.5 x 1.5 x 7 5/8 inches
Piece 125

Price: $14.50















































































































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