|Mesquite Block M-766
1-3/4"x 1-3/4"x 12-1/2"
This is another nice, fairly long end-grain block of lightly burled Texas Honey Mesquite. It is primarily the rich, reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood, but does include a large wedge of yellow sapwood and brown bark on the end of one side, plus a strip of additional yellow sapwood along one entire edge (both photos). The grain is strong and linear to gently curving around two areas of burly buds in the central portion of the block.
I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.