A local box store called Woodcraft had some pretty rough cut Ebony out for sale at $80/board foot. I haven't researched it much and don't know if this is a good price, but I got enough to turn a small bowl.
In doing some research, I found this (https://www.trendhim.co.uk/classic-ebony-wood-shaving-bowl-p.html)
I realize there are economies of scale, but it seems odd to me that a finished product that came from, let's say 1/3 bf (~$26 in raw material) would be priced at 29 British pounds as a finished product.
The only things I can think of is a) wood item markup is smaller than I thought...b) I got hosed on the Ebony price...c) they have better distributors than I...or d) they're not being truthful.
I was thinking about selling some bowls, so the answer to this means a good deal to me for pricing out my items.