Anyone Use Ebony?
Hey guys! First post, I am pretty excited to have this knowledge base available for my projects!
I was blessed with an opportunity to go to Africa this summer (Uganda) and I wanted to bring back some Ebony for turning. I did this last summer as well, but only bought a small piece for tinkering with. Anyways, I LOVE working with the wood, but the safety guy at our university woodshop has forbade me to use the lathe (or any of the newer tools) because it is so hard.
So I've got a chunk of Ebony, I would love to see go to a craftsman, and preferably one that would allow me to see the product! Its got a workable size of about 7x5x3" but its still rough cut, right off the tree. Weighs about 15-20 lbs. Very pretty, dark brown wood, still has the light brown bark attached. I'll send pics to anyone interested. Thanks!
It sure was a pain in the butt to haul it all over Africa and back home!