|Black Walnut Block W-384
4.8" x 4.8" x 12"
This Walnut blank includes both medium-brown heartwood and creamy white sapwood. Heartwood dominates the block, approximately 90% of the volume. The grain is mostly linear. There are clusters of burl buds scattered throughout the block that cause some very pretty, localized waviness to the grain.
There are some minor surface blemishes from the mill blade -- these are superficial and will turn or sand right off. There are a couple of minor drying checks that can be ignored or stabilized with CA gule if desired. I see no cracks or other potential flaws.