Katalox

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. .  Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.
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Katalox Turning Square

W29512
$37.99
Qty: 1
W29513
$37.99
Qty: 1
W29512 specs:
6 lbs. 24-1/8″ x 2″ x 2″
W29513 specs:
6 lbs. 24-3/8″ x 2″ x 2″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Partially air dried for 1 year and completely wax sealed. May have minor rough edges that should turn away. Good overall condition.

W28124

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W28124
$39.70
Qty: 1
W28124 specs:
5 lbs. 24-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ x 3/4″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

There are several small pin holes in sapwood.

W28123

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W28123
$79.50
Qty: 1
W28123 specs:
8 lbs. 24-1/2″ x 8-1/8″ x 13/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

Pin holes in sapwood. 4″ end split at edge at end.

W28122

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W28122
$29.90
SOLD OUT
W28122 specs:
8 lbs. 22-7/8″ x 7″ x 1″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

Prolific pin holes in sapwood. 1/8″ cup. Sold AS IS.

W28121

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W28121
$47.50
Qty: 1
W28121 specs:
7 lbs. 18-1/8″ x 8″ x 13/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

Small 1/4″ knot in sapwood (dark circle below numbers).

W27999

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27999
$49.99
Qty: 1
W27999 specs:
8 lbs. 31-15/16″ x 4-5/8″ x 1″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

 

W27998

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27998
$79.99
Qty: 1
W27998 specs:
9 lbs. 26″ x 6-7/8″ x 15/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

Exceptional color!

W27997

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27997
$56.30
Qty: 1
W27997 specs:
8 lbs. 38-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ x 15/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

Nice color and some figure. 1/4″ crown.

W27996

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27996
$62.50
Qty: 1
W27996 specs:
8 lbs. 37-1/4″ x 4-5/8″ x 15/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

There are two small pin bark incursions. Nice color and contrast.

W27995

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27995
$34.99
Qty: 1
W27995 specs:
6 lbs. 37-1/8″ x 3-11/16″ x 1″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

1/8″ twist. There is a rough edge that is about 1/4″ deep 5″ below the numbers (sawmill clamp mark).

W27994

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27994
$69.99
Qty: 1
W27994 specs:
9 lbs. 32-3/16″ x 6-1/8″ x 1″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

There are two 3″ checks in one area on sapwood face. There is a slight live edge at end.

W27993

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27993
$69.50
Qty: 1
W27993 specs:
9 lbs. 28-7/16″ x 7-1/8″ x 15/16″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

There is a slight live edge. Small penetrating incursions on the right of the W#. This is the black dot in the pictures on the sapwood face. There are a couple hairline surface checks below the W# where the heartwood begins.

W27992

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27992
$49.99
Qty: 1
W27992 specs:
6 lbs. 19-1/2″ x 7-3/16″ x 3/4″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

There is a small knot.

W27991

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27991
$99.50
Qty: 1
W27991 specs:
9 lbs. 21-1/2″ x 8-1/8″ x 1″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

There is a hairline surface check on one face. There is a lot of heartwood and great color. 2″ end check at numbered end.

W27989

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Mexican Royal Ebony

W27989
$97.50
Qty: 1
W27989 specs:
10 lbs. 22-5/8″ x 9-5/8″ x 7/8″

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood – Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in stringed instruments (usually fingerboards and bridges). Trees are typically 40-75′ tall with diameters of 12″ to 20″ and prefer soils that drain well; they do not grow well in areas with water saturated soil. Similar to a true Ebony, only about 20-30% of any log produces the dark heartwood.  The dark purple/black color accents well with the creamy/golden sapwood to create contrast that can be well utilized for a unique look in your projects. Every board is different and one of a kind!  The wood turns well and takes a nice finish.  Common uses are fine boxes, musical instruments, flooring, and other fine woodworking projects.

Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Ready to use! Expect 1/8″ crown or bow. Boards may have pin holes in the sapwood.

There are ten small bark incursions at one end. There is a 2″ end check by the number.