|Black Cherry Block BC-166
3" x 3" x 8"
This is another nice 3" square end-grain block of Black Cherry. It is approximately 85% light pinkish-brown heartwood and 15% creamy to light orange colored sapwood. The sapwood is confined to one edge and portions of the adjacent sides. If turned for the full 3" diameter, most of this sapwood will turn off leaving a fairly uniform vertical stripe on one side of the finished piece. Interesting.
A single prominent crack is present on one side and the edge of the annotated face (bottom photo). It is approximately 4" long and appears to be quite shallow. You may wish to reinforce this with CA glue. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws. Note, the price reflects the presence of the larger crack.