Mesquite Block M-1069
1" x 1" x 8"
This is a small end grain spindle of Texas Honey Mesquite. It's rough-sawn, with one end slightly narrower than the other. At the narrow end, it's a square 1" x 1".
This spindle is an attractive mix of heartwood and sapwood. The sapwood has tiny (1 mm) bug holes that do not appear to penetrate the heartwood. This block has been air dried to 10-12% moisture content.
There are large cracks in the heartwood at one end. You could choose to turn this off or to fill with epoxy. Black would be gorgeous with this piece of wood.