Just for those of you in the States who think your wood is expensive.
The little beauty in the foreground is African Ebony. 32cm x 5.5cm sq’. It cost me £25GBP, thats about $40US.
Bringing up the rear is a piece of Pau Amarello at a relatively modest £3, $4.80.
Ebony is very difficult to get over here in anything bigger than turning blank sizes. Unless you are a banker/oil baron.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com