Black and White Ebony is not easy to sorce and supply in the right quality as It tends to crack easily and we recommend secial procedures for drying pieces thicker than 3/4" thick. Note that most pieces of Black & White Eboby have a few tiny (ususlly 2 mm.) insect holes and/or hairline checks - this is normal and is best finished by putting superglue in the holes/checks. The only fairly reliable way to dry this wood is to turn it completely down to thin walled piece all in one setting. We also suggest you spread superglue, especially on the end-grain during the turning process.