Bodark Block B-718
2.1" x 2.1" x 19.5"
This is a nice 2-by-2" square end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. It has the golden-yellow of Bodark heartwood with the darker hues of early spalting. The Bodark's fresh yellow will over the course of time and exposure to air and light, gradually change to the darker golden brown of aged Bodark.
This block has beautiful grain and a cluster of knots -- interesting-looking but challenging to work with. There are some concentric checks around a knot (see photo 3). They appear minor, but you may wish to stabilize with some thin CA glue.