|Bodark Block B-419
2" x 2" x 11"
This is another nice 2 inch-square spindle block of lightly spalted Texas Bodark. It is primarily the light golden-brown of older Bodark heartwood with inter-grain bands of light reddish spalting. This heartwood will turn to a strong and beautiful dark golden brown with age and exposure to air and light.
Three small but prominent cracks are present along a portion of one edge (near end, left side and edge, bottom photo). These are the extreme tail-ends of radial crack located mainly outside the block, and made prominent by strong, dark brown spalting. All three should turn off completely as the block is roughed to round. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.