Mesquite Block M-1014 2" x 2" x 21.8"

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Mesquite Block M-1014
2" x 2" x 21.8"
2.6 lbs.

This is a long, rough-sawn end-grain block of Mesquite.  It's 90% heartwood, 10% sapwood.  The front labeled side of the block is mostly light-yellow sapwood.  It is flexed inwards a bit, with the natural curvature of the tree, so that this is not entirely a square block.  The color is the deep reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood.  There is no sapwood visible in this block. The grain is a very attractive, a combination of linear to gently undulating patterns on all sides.  There are several burl buds that create swirling patterns in the grain. 

The block's front face is flexed inwards a bit, with the natural curvature of the tree's growth, so that this is not entirely a square block.  I've attempted to highlight this in photo 3.   There is also a shallow pocket of bark in the center of the sapwood on the front face. If you were to plane off all of the sapwood, you would be left with a 100% heartwood block with dimensions of 1.5"x 1.9"x 22".  I see no other challenges or character marks in this block.