Mesquite Block M-1066a
2.7" x 3" x 8.7"
This is a beautiful and very burly piece of Texas Honey Mesquite. It's almost entirely heartwood, with a sliver of sapwood and wane in one corner.
The block is rough-sawn. It has curl and chatoyance on all faces. There are a couple of small cracks and a knot that you may wish to reinforce with CA glue prior to turning.
I've taken lots of photos of this piece; scroll down below the first 3 to see all of them. I've dampened the block with alcohol to highlight the grain in a few of the photos.