Texas Ebony Block TE-749 1.9" x 1.9" x 9.7"

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Texas Ebony Block TE-749
1.9" x 1.9" x 9.7"
1.5 lbs.

This long, attractive Texas Ebony spindle is a mix of heartwood and sapwood.  The heartwood has pretty variations in color, mostly deep dark-chocolate color with some lighter swirls in it near the sapwood interface.  The sapwood is 10-20% of the block, and some of it may be preserved in the finished turning, if you choose.

This block has been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content.  It's been heat-treated to ensure there are no critters left inside.  The block has a few open cracks that you might want to stabilize prior to turning.  Black CA glue is especially attractive with Texas Ebony.  There's also an interesting looking bark inclusion near a knot at mid-block.  And a minor frass-filled bughole along one edge.

I've taken lots of photos of this piece; please scroll down below the first 3 to see all of them.