Silver Maple Block SM-244
1.8" x 1.8" x 10.2"
This is an attractive, lightly-spalted spindle of Texas-grown Silver Maple. It has an overall light golden tone to the wood with a fine, even grain texture. There is beautiful zone spalting that changes the wood tone to a darker shade of brown in the spalted zones. There are a few lines of black-line spalting on the exposed faces.
The grain runs long and more-or-less straight, parallel to the long axis of the spindle. This wood has been fully air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. The block is rough-sawn with some surface irregularities. There may be a few bug boreholes present. I've taken photos of all faces, so please scroll down below the first 3 photos to see more images.
This block has a few end-grain cracks that you may wish to secure with CA glue prior to turning.