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BlueStingrayBoots

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03-07-2017 06:42 PM

Lot sale All slabs shown. Texas ebony, 1” slabs. two are 1 1/4”. x 42”
The piece on left is about 1/2” thick.

$300 Plus shipping. Two slabs on far right sold!

The rest $200

Pen blank lot, four pieces. $20

Bowl blank $95 Sold

More pictures available on request.


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jimintx

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 06:49 PM

Hi Blue -
I did grow up here in Texas, but I don’t recall ever hearing of a Texas Ebony tree. Can you fill me in on what type tree that is, and where they grow? Many thanks.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 06:51 PM

Ditto Jim’s question. I’ve seen this stuff at Woodcraft but I’m way up in N. Texas and also have no clue where it comes from. Never seen a sawyer around me offer it. It’s nice stuff, incredibly dense.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 06:54 PM

Jim, it grows near southern border only, more so in Mexico. A rare wood, but i have some. You will have to do a search. its similar to ironwood, same family.

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Ocelot

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 07:39 PM

Is this the same as Katalox?

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 03-07-2017 08:56 PM

I use small pieces for turning spires or finials. Those have all been pen blank sizes but a friend gave me a piece last month that is 5.5” in diameter, 17” long and weighs 12.5 #
My experience with turning small pieces it can be quite brittle but it really polishes up well right off the tool. Katalox wood looks quite similar but according to Texas A&M grows about 3x taller. Katalox is also called Mexican Royal Ebony.

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 03-10-2017 09:43 PM

Are you going to have any whole logs for sale soon? I’d love to buy a few.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#7 posted 03-10-2017 09:52 PM

Rozenkruetz, Im not sure. I’ll contact you if I can gather a few.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#8 posted 03-20-2017 12:32 AM

small piece on far left sold. only four slabs left. # 2,3,4,5, and pen blank lot. Offers welcome for the lot.

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#9 posted 05-14-2017 04:01 PM

That’s really nice looking wood.

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brianmarquise

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#10 posted 05-14-2017 04:02 PM

I’ll take the rest of it. Check in box.

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#11 posted 05-14-2017 08:17 PM

http://www.wood-database.com/texas-ebony/

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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