Texas Ebony Block TE-563
1.75" x 1.75" x 7.8"
This is a beautiful piece of Texas Ebony heartwood. We've cut it into spindles of 1 3/4" across and almost 8" long. The grain on this piece is long and straight, with swirls around small and infrequent burl buds. There is a sliver of creamy colored sapwood along one edge; it does not penetrate far into the block.
We have air-dried this Texas Ebony log for 5+ years. Moisture content is 10-12%. Janka hardness is 2820 lbf. Density is 80 lb/ft3. This wood is very dense and hard, one of the hardest available in North America. The finished products are exquisite.
This block has some very minor end-grain checking (see close-up photo) and two cracks that penetrate into the heartwood. You will likely want to use CA glue to stabilize the cracks prior to turning. We've discounted this block because of the cracks.