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Ebony Turning Blanks

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Ebony Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3" Item #: 25035
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$7.99

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$7.99
Ebony Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" Item #: 23730
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$28.99

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$28.99
Ebony Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 24" Item #: 23015
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$79.99

Each
$79.99
Ebony Turning Blank, 3" x 3" x 12" Item #: 37365
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$86.99

Each
$86.99
Ebony Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3" Item #: 25035
In Stock (online only)
 
Price:
$7.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $7.99
Ebony Turning Blank, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12" Item #: 23730
In Stock (online only)
 
Price:
$28.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $28.99
Ebony Turning Blank, 2" x 2" x 24" Item #: 23015
In Stock
 
Price:
$79.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $79.99
Ebony Turning Blank, 3" x 3" x 12" Item #: 37365
In Stock
 
Price:
$86.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $86.99

Overview

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.

  • 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.

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This wood turns as well as...

john h from Milford, CT Posted March 19, 2009
This wood turns as well as any wood I have ever used. There is minimal dust, a pleasant aroma and it is a moist wood cutting down on tool wear. The only disadvantage is to those who love wood grain. It is the blackest wood I know of. The grain is almost invisible. It doesn't even show up in photos. All-in-all it is one of the finest woods you will ever turn.

Nice black piece of ebony that...

William S A from Burtchville, MI Posted January 13, 2009
Nice black piece of ebony that is very difficult to find anywhere. I strongly believe that this is African (the best for color) and not South American. I'm already thinking of projects for additional ebony purchases. The pricing is also very fair. Shipping is very prompt.

The block was undersized compared to...

James S from Los Gatos, CA Posted December 3, 2010
The block was undersized compared to the stated dimensions because it has a lengthwise corner that's sheared off.

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- Orval - 08/07/2012
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