|Project by RichardH||posted 1268 days ago||1977 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I had several people commenting today on an older post asking about Texas Ebony. Another interesting wood in this area is called Texas Persimmon and it is VERY different from the traditional persimmon that I was used to seeing in the southeast where I grew up.
These grow as multi-trunk large shrubs, and the wood is much darker than the typical light brown persimmon. They do produce a small fruit. It’s hard to find a piece big enough to do much with and from my experience the wood has a lot of movement and really tries to split.
I’ve done a few simple boxes with this wood that I’ve mostly given away as gifts. Of the two shown, the first was turned on the lathe, but I kept the top natural and didn’t fill/epoxy any of the cracks. The second was a quick and dirty little bandsaw box that I gave to a friend who invited us out to their ranch.
Overall, I think it is very pretty wood – let me know what you think or if you’ve ever come across Texas Persimmon before.
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