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Old 02-02-2017, 10:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hmmm .... in my experience, the Gabon Ebony I have on hand sometimes has a light touch of green streaking through it, but not the golden brown that I've seen in Massaccar Ebony.

Still, the two are very much alike in density and handling.

I haven't yet gotten my hands on "white ebony" ... Persimmon.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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I use a lot of Gaboon Ebony and Snakewood. I boil my blanks for a few hours then dry them to 8-10% MC. I then bake them at 220* for 24 hours until they stop losing weight. Put in zip lock bags and seal to completely cool. Stabilize immediately. I have only had one Snakewood crack and never an ebony crack so e I started this process many years ago. The is a tutorial in the files section of the Wood Stabilizing group in FB.


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I use a lot of Gaboon Ebony and Snakewood. I boil my blanks for a few hours then dry them to 8-10% MC. I then bake them at 220* for 24 hours until they stop losing weight. Put in zip lock bags and seal to completely cool. Stabilize immediately. I have only had one Snakewood crack and never an ebony crack so e I started this process many years ago. The is a tutorial in the files section of the Wood Stabilizing group in FB.


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Interesting, what is the reason to boil the wood?
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If you want a jet black pen use acrylic. . Since you already have experience with acrylics you shouldn't have any trouble.

I said "acrylic" but I use that term in a generic (and inaccurate) sense.

My first recommendation, actually, would be to use a black Alumilite pen blank ... I believe you can get this from ExoticBlanks.com ... look in the Guest Artist - MasterScroller section of their website.

Alumilite is possibly the most turner-friendly material for pen makers.
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^ interested in the process, how it works, why it works.
I've stayed away from snake wood. This sounds like there isn't a reason not to use it.
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