Mesquite Block M-288
2"x 2"x 13"
1 1/2 lbs.
This is a very nice end-grain block of Texas Honey Mesquite. It is the strong reddish-brown heartwood with a nicely undulating grain pattern and includes a surface cluster of burl buds. There is a narrow edge-strip of the lighter honey-mesquite sapwood on the back surface (second photo). This will likely turn off completely as the block is turned to round.
No cracks or checks are visible in this block.