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    Question Striped ebony

    I was at a cabinet shop the other day looking for scraps for my scroll saw and seen this really weird ebony cabinets. Is was really dark black with stripes in it. He told me the name, but by time I got back in the car I had forgot what it was called. Anyone have a clue to hat is called?

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    look like this?
    http://www.certainlywood.com/results.asp

    whoops.......go to ebony and look at the pic.....i can`t get the site to link directly?
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Mascara ebony? Not sure if I got the spelling right


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    Macassar ebony is what you're looking for, Steve.

    Al, any chance it's "black and white" ebony?

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    I didnt see it at the links provided. It was gray with darker stripes running down the panels. If I find a pic I will post it.

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    African Blackwood is a type of ebony that often has stripes (sap wood?) running through it. I have also seen mention of something called Black and White ebony. Lots of trees in the 'ebony' family. Lot more mislabeling of wood in the export trade.
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    Striped ebony

    Ok people, I thought this was ebony, this is a BLACK wood, it also has stripes, AND curls. It has a radiant grain.

    I don't know what it is. I don't have much of it since I had to take apart a small stand to get it (the stand was trashed by the previous owner) but it should be good for some decorative work.

    When I first saw it I was thinking it was an artificial wood, or some man-made plastic wood look-alike. But it cuts like wood, sands like wood, smells like wood and splits like wood. Oh, the shine is from belt sanding with 80 grit.

    The pictures I took are not so great, but will give you an idea of what it looks like. Anyone know what it is? I didn't find anything like it on the websites that have been posted in this thread.

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    Wenge, perhaps?
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    From the pictures, it doesn't look like African Blackwood to me. Kinda pretty though. Howzabout phoning the cabinet shop and asking?
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    I talked to the guy today and he told me the stuff was a type of Ipe. Which look simaliar to the pics Tony posted. I began with a "G", when I get back for therapy for my shuolder I will look up the name.

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