Texas Ebony Block TE-526
1.9" x 1.9" x 18.9"
This long spindle is a very nice end-grain block of Texas Ebony. It is approximately ~75% heartwood with a strong and beautifully complex grain pattern that includes areas of dark brown to black and reddish-brown colors. The remaining 25% is a yellow (yellow ochre?) sapwood with shades of light-gray spalting. There are several burl buds in the heartwood that create grain swirls and chatoyance.
There is a pocket of bark on the back face, opposite the label. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws