Batch of Mesquite
This is a pretty pair of spindles of Texas-grown Mesquite wood. They are 1.5" x 1.5" x 8" spindles. They have long and fairly straight grain which runs roughly parallel to the long axis of the block. The colors are the deep reddish brown of Mesquite heartwood. The blocks are rough-sawn -- most sides are planed but there are a few sawblade marks.
These spindles have been air-dried to 12-15% moisture content (as measured in June 2022). These spindles have occasional small cracks that you may want to treat with CA glue. For the most part, cracks like these minor ones are typical of Mesquite. They are not drying-created features but are formed by dynamic stress on the tree while it was alive and growing (think Texas hurricanes, tornados, or lightning strikes). They are unlikely to grow any larger once the lumber has been harvested and dried. They are part of Mesquite's beauty and character.