Eastern Red Cedar Block ERC-213
2" x 2" x 13.2"
This is a pretty end-grain spindle of Texas Eastern Red Cedar. It is entirely deep reddish-purple heartwood with a smoothly linear to gently curving grain pattern. The board is sealed with Anchor Seal and has been air-dried to ~12% moisture content.
There is a minor crack at the top of the board near the annotation (see photos for close-up). You may wish to stabilize this if turning. Typical of cedar, there are a few small knots in the block.