Mesquite Block M-1038
1.4" x 1.4" x 19.5"
This is a beautiful, long end-grain block of Mesquite. The color is the deep reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood. The grain is very attractive and is broadly sweeping.
There is a small patch of bark at mid-spindle on the annotated face; it appears to be no more than 1/4" deep and is probably shallower. There is also a branch bud and a few small bud clusters present, which create swirls in the grain. The surface has a few sawblade scuffs, but they are superficial and will sand or turn right off. I see no cracks or checks.