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Fancy Stuff For Woodturners
Diospyros crassiflora - from Africa, this is the black wood that everyone knows about.
Mostly solid black, there can also be grey colored ghost streaks throughout the wood.
Tight grained, you won't get shavings from this, but plenty of black dust. Take precautions
when sanding. Excellent for use as accents, finials and other small items.
Photos from Hobbit House. A plank showing end grain, and the second
photo shows some of the 'ghost' stripes that sometimes show up.