Black & White Ebony
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.
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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.