|Project by RichardH||posted 05-01-2010 04:48 AM||4870 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
Texas Ebony is probably my favorite wood to turn. It’s pretty hard to come by even here in Texas, but it sure is pretty. Texas Ebony trees are VERY slow growing, kind of messy with droppings, and kind of thorny as well. The only wood I have come by is from way down south texas in the Rio Grande Valley area.
Here are two small boxes I turned out of a nice little piece. You can see some nice spalting in the sapwood. Sometimes the wood is very dark, but others it just has rich chocolate tones.
I rough carved both of these boxes and let them sit for a little over a year to stabilize. Worked well as they have nice and subtle vacuum fits.
I’m curious if other LJs out there have come across or ever used this type of wood before?
-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."