Huisache Block H-790
1.8" x 1.9" x 9.7"
This pretty piece is an end-grain block of colorful Texas Huisache. It is entirely the bright rosy/reddish-brown of Huisache heartwood with a strong, gently undulating grain pattern.
One edge approaches the bark interface, but it doesn't appear to have any actual bark. There is a small amount of sapwood present along this edge, as shown in photo 1 and in the close-up. There is one sapwood-associated crack that you may wish to stabilize. There are also a couple of minor drying cracks on one end. I do not see these as significant flaws - were I working with this block, I would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning. I see no other cracks, checks or obvious flaws.