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The faces on these boards are made
from Ebony, which is among the most expensive
commercially available hardwoods (up to $100 a board foot). Ebony is
commonly used in musical instruments as small accent pieces.
Suffice it to say, a tournament size (22-24" long) Cribbage Board
with an Ebony face is not that common. :->
Ebony is often sold in "billets"(rough shape log).
The ebony used in these boards came from a billet tucked away in a
dry corner of my shop around 2001. In Feb. 2012, I cut a piece of
the billet off, making inlay point separator pieces and a single piece of
ebony lumber. The single piece of ebony lumber was then re-sawn and
planed to form the board faces in this series.
Released On: 7.27.2012
Sold Out: 7.7.14