Black Walnut Block BW-388
1.5" x 1.6" x 14.2"
This is a very attractive block of moderately spalted Black Walnut. It is a mix of heartwood and sapwood (about 20%/80%) with clean, uncomplicated grain pattern. There is a beautiful transition of colors from darker to lighter, with some spalting mixed in. The colors are an overall light brown with bands of darker-brown spalting. This particular piece has some patchiness to the color (see photos) that will be eye-catching in a finished product.
There are a couple of superficial sawblade marks that will turn or sand off -- none of these are penetrating the block. One end (opposite the annotation) has a drying crack that penetrates 2" into the block and small vug. You may wish to fill these or remove the last 2" of the block. See photos for detail. Block is discounted because of the crack.