Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hair stick in REALLY HARD timber!

The timber is Solomon Ebony. It's dense and really hard to turn. Takes about 4 times as long as turning a hair stick in any other wood.

It comes from the Solomon Islands where it is harvested by the natives. I know the man who sells it here in Australia, he is from the Solomons and many of the villages there are related to him - keeping it in the family.

It's the hardest timber I've come across, making it perfect for hair sticks. It won't break, that's for sure!

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