Mesquite Block M-1043
3.1" x 5.8" x 5.5"
This is a 5.5" bowl blank, about 3" tall. The color is the deep reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood, with a thin rim of sapwood along one face. The grain is linear through the block with no visible knots and one tiny burl buds present (on the side opposite the annotation).
The block was cut near the pith, and there are some pith-related cracks along the bottom face of the block as shown in the first photo. The largest open crack penetrates about 1.5" into the block, as shown in close-up photos. There are several extra photos on this block, and you may need to scroll down to see all photos.