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Over 40 Years In Service
Congowood, Mozambique ebony, Mpingo
rarely over 1 ft
Weight at 12% moisture content:
Sudan to Mozambique, Angola, and Nigeria to Senegal
The heartwood of African Blackwood is a dark purplish-brown with black streaking. The texture is fine and even and the grain straight. African Blackwood is also slightly oily.
Primarily used for woodwind instruments, guitars, turnery work, knife handles, walking sticks, carvings and more.
A. Blackwood is often difficult to plane and machine with tools, yet is excellent for turnery. Usually, African Blackwood is machined with metal-working equipment.
No further discussion.
“A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, Second Edition”, Forest Products Society, 2001, pg. 211
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