capnharv2 Posted November 3, 2013 Share #1 Posted November 3, 2013 When I started building ship models, the "Gold" standard of woods to use were boxwood and ebony. So, for the last 20-30 years, I've picked up odds and ends of both woods. I've got a good stash of boxwood, and a slightly smaller stash of ebony (I don't remember what species they are-I think mainly Macassar and Gabon). We're not talking truckloads of the stuff, but plenty for several models. I was just reading an article on the increasing scarcity of ebony from the wood database that Mark Taylor put up (Thanks!). It got me thinking about my stash of ebony, the problems associated with its use, the toxicity of the dust from it, and while I'm not afraid to use it, I feel guilty using it-especially with the number of options to get the same effect (staining, alternate woods, paint, etc). And I certainly don't plan to buy more. So, my question is-what would you do with a nice stash of ebony? Thanks, Harvey Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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