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Posted on Your favorite uses for ebony (Kamagong), or... What would you build from it?

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 09:07 PM

Any particular pieces anybody has ever dreamed of making out of ebony, if price weren’t an object? I am getting a good enough price that I won’t be limited to making pens, vases, smaller items, etc. due to prohibitive lumber costs. This is a little different in appearance than completely jet black gabon ebony, which is what I think immediately comes to mind for most people upon hearing the word ebony, whether it’s for G&G plugs or handles, or turned pens, etc. This will tend to have a bit of more grain, as you’ll notice in the linked projects below, although the mirror below looks pretty uniformly black.

Here are a few projects made by fellow LJs that have used the kamagong in their construction:
Jewelry Box Bill Davis
Cheta's Box by BertFlores58
Megan's Box by BertFlores58
Mirror with kamagong inset by Bill Davis

Benji Reyes has also used kamagong in some of his amazing, artistic work as well.

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