Ebony Turned Box

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Project by Izzy68 posted 08-24-2014 11:32 PM 1317 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gabon Ebony Box with Black & White Ebony Lid and Gabon Ebony knob.

-- Jimmy

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 11:57 PM

Very nice turning, that lid looks great, I didn’t think there was a piece of ebony that large left in this world.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 02:14 AM

Lovely form. Great woods and I really like the contrast in colors on the lid. I’m glad it didn’t fall off the balcony while you photo’d it. ;-)

-- Turnin' and learnin'

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 05:56 PM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 02:05 PM

It’s actually a quite small piece, only 2 1/2 inches tall. The lid is a sad tale. I’ve since replaced it with stable stock, but that original lid I cut from the wrong piece… a piece that wasn’t entirely dry yet. As a result, by the time I woke up the next morning, the lid was at the bottom of the box, having lost enough diameter during the night to drop completely to the bottom. Amazing—and amazingly fast—shrinkage. Luckily, I had another beautiful piece of black and white ebony to use that was dry and stable.

-- Jimmy

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