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Macassar Ebony or Striped Ebony yields a bold and attractive look after the turning process. Striped Ebony Pen Blanks is a rare and exceptional exotic wood from Asia. The wood is very hard and dense; it’s extremely brittle at the heartwood. The wood is rarely available in veneer form because of short trees. The wood is the right choice for turnery.
The sapwood is not brittle and hence, it’s used in the making of tool handles. Striped Ebony is quite difficult to work with both machine and hand tools. The wood is difficult to glue, but the wood has a natural luster which finishes well. The wood is prized for its beauty. The wood is extremely expensive and available as limited numbers.
Diospyros celebica is a type of blooming tree in the family Ebenaceae that is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The normal name Makassar dark is for the principal seaport on the island, Makassar.
Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Striped Ebony Pen Blanks
|Wood species||Striped Ebony|
|Scientific name||Diospyros celebica|
|Color||Yellow to reddish brown with darker or black stripes.|
|Texture||Fine, Uniform Texture. Usually, straight grain pattern may be interlocked.|