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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
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Black & White Ebony pen blank, 5/8 square
Price: $3.00 (limited time offer)
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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. This type of ebony is becoming more difficult to get, and you'll find that nearly every seller is out of this wood. From Laos where it cannot be exported unless it is a "value added product" meaning already made into something.  NOTES: some of the pieces have been smeared with super glue which was then sanded off. Some have small spalted areas that superglue may have hardened. Always possible you could run into a spalted area inside. If so, soak in superglue, dry and we've had great results with that.
Items not listed below or that give a red notice in shopping cart were already sold.
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Black & White Ebony
1.5 x 1.5 x 18 inches
Piece 92

Price: $78.00



Click the photo for the second view.
This type of ebony is becoming more difficult to get, and you'll find that nearly every seller is out of this wood. From Laos where it cannot be exported unless it is a "value added product" meaning already made into something. NOTES:These are not completely dry, they have a moisture level of 14 to 15.5% so are close to dry. 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.
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Black & White Ebony
2 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 6 3/8 inches
Piece 99

Price: SOLD



Click the photo for the second view.
This type of ebony is becoming more difficult to get, and you'll find that nearly every seller is out of this wood. From Laos where it cannot be exported unless it is a "value added product" meaning already made into something. Notes: piece 28 has a rounded corner
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
1 11/16 x 1 11/16 x 12 inches
Piece 24

Price: $30.00
Reduced, 20% off= $24




Click the photo for the second view.
This type of ebony is becoming more difficult to get, and you'll find that nearly every seller is out of this wood. From Laos where it cannot be exported unless it is a "value added product" meaning already made into something.
Items not listed below or that give a red notice in shopping cart were already sold.
Black & White Ebony
1 7/8+ x 1 7/8+ x 21 inches
Piece 31

Price: $144.00














































































































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