Texas Ebony Block TE-743
1.2" x 1.2" x 5.5"
This attractive Texas Ebony block is 90% heartwood with several patches of sapwood along one edge and face. The grain pattern is swirling and complex throughout the block; it is almost burly. The heartwood has pretty variations in color, as it was cut from near the heartwood/sapwood interface.
The block has several cracks and small voids (bugholes) that you'll want to reinforce. I recommend filling with CA glue or epoxy prior to working with the block. Black CA glue is especially attractive with Texas Ebony and is our go-to color. There is one area of wane just above the block's label.
I've taken lots of photos of this piece; please scroll down below the first 3 to see all of them.