July Sales

Ebony Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3" Zoom

Ebony Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3"

Item #: 25035
In Stock (online only)
Sign up for price alert Add to Wishlist Find in Store


With its deep black tone and high luster, Ebony has been the natural choice for piano keyboards for centuries. Its extreme density makes it a challenge to work, but with patience the results can be stunning. Whether carved or turned, it can be polished to a gleaming, jet black finish, with smooth surfaces reminiscent of polished stone. These turning blanks are available in an assortment of sizes for pens, carvings, bottle stoppers, chess pieces, tool handles, table legs, spindles, finials, candlesticks and whatever else your imagination can conjure up!

Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock. Turning Blanks come rough sawn to nominal thickness and are coated with wax.

Technical Details

  • Native to: Equatorial West Africa.
  • Tree: May reach heights of 50 to 60 ft with trunk diameters of about 24".
  • Heartwood: Uniformly jet black, black brown or streaked.
  • Sapwood: Pink colored off the saw, darkening to a pale reddish brown with exposure. Width of sapwood varies widely.
  • Texture: Very fine.
  • Grain: Straight or slightly interlocking. Sometimes curly.
  • Allergies: Sawdust may cause a skin reaction.
  • Working Properties: Ebony is extremely hard, and the heartwood is difficult to machine with both hand and power tools. Dulls tools quickly. May tear out while planing if grain is irregular.
  • Polish: Takes an excellent polish.
  • Steam-bending properties: Good.
  • Natural Durability: Heartwood is very durable. Resists termite attack very well.
  • Manufacturer Part Number: EBNY BTL BLNK
  • Weight (lbs): 0.3500
  • Length: 3"
  • Width: 1-1/2"
  • Thickness: 1-1/2"
  • Blank Type: Wood
  • Species: Ebony