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

Item #
25035
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100% of 100
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.

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Manufacturer Part Number EBNY BTL BLNK
Weight 0.3500
Tech Spec
  • 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.
Length 3"
Width 1-1/2"
Thickness 1-1/2"
Blank Type Wood
Species Ebony
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Beautiful Ebony blank
Gorgeous piece of Ebony. The piece a received was a very neutral black with a little bit of figure that looked quite interesting at the end grain which was a pleasant surprise. The wood has zero checking and I believe is sealed at one end. Looks to have been cut to size prior to shipping. Going to put some extra thought into what I do with this.
February 6, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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for bodies of fire pistons
Paul F on Oct 21, 2019
experiment with
jimbolinc on Dec 26, 2016
for bodies of fire pistons
Paul F on Oct 21, 2019
I've always wanted to work with ebony. Such a beautiful wood!
Scott O on Dec 5, 2018
experiment with
jimbolinc on Dec 26, 2016
Used small pieces in a segmented bowl.
Stuart S on Oct 28, 2016
I've always wanted to work with ebony. Such a beautiful wood!
Scott O on Dec 5, 2018
Used small pieces in a segmented bowl.
Stuart S on Oct 28, 2016
Am looking for a Piece Aprox2X2x33” for a walking Cane/Stick. Can something like this be Found?
Upsidedownjack on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: i'm no expert but it seems unlikely. If I were looking I'd check out ebay. Good luck.
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