Texas Ebony Block TE793
2.9" x 2.9" x 8.5"
Here's an eye-catching block of Texas Ebony that captures the transition from heartwood to sapwood. The grain runs roughly parallel to the long axis of the block and has sweeping curves along several of the faces. There are a few knots in each of these that enhance the beauty of the grain.
This piece has been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. The "wet" photos give you a preview of the finished color of the Texas Ebony. We use alcohol to dampen the wood without affecting its dryness.
This block does have several cracks as shown in the photos. These are common in Texas Ebony. We recommend treating those cracks with thin CA glue prior to turning. See close-up photos. There are often hidden knots inside these blocks, some of which may have void space. You can often leave these open as the wood is incredibly strong, or you can fill with CA glue if you prefer the closed look.