Black Cherry Block BC-307
2" x 1.9" x 5.3"
This is an attractive end-grain block of Texas Black Cherry. It is 100% light pinkish-brown heartwood. It is rough-sawn, and there are a few surface marks from sawblade friction that will sand off readily. On the back face, there is a grain-parallel surface blemish (a shake) that is about 1/8” deep; it will turn off as you bring the block to round.
I see no cracks, checks or other potential flaws in the board.