Mesquite Block M-1068
2" x 2" x 15"
This is a long end-grain block of Texas Honey Mesquite. It's rough-sawn, with one end slightly narrower than the other due to wane. It's almost entirely heartwood, with a thin sliver of sapwood along one face.
This block has been air dried to 10-12% moisture content. The sapwood has some bug holes that appear to be superficial -- they do not seem to penetrate far into the block. The grain is long and mostly straight through the block. I see no cracks or checks.