Texas Ebony Block TE778
2.5" x 2.6" x 14.2"
This is a hefty spindle of Texas Ebony with a mix of 60% heartwood, 40% sapwood. Beautiful grain, slightly curving. There is one prominent knot in the block that the grain curves around.
It's been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. There are several open cracks in the sapwood that you may wish to fill with CA glue. The knot in the heartwood also has a few cracks or voids associated with it. See photos for close-up. A little CA glue or epoxy resin will secure these just fine for turning or flatwork.