Mesquite Block M-781
1-1/2"x 1-1/2"x 9"
This is another very nice end-grain block of burly Texas Honey Mesquite. It is entirely the rich, reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood. There are at least three large burl buds that that influenced the otherwise linear grain pattern to result in a tightly-swirling pattern for the bottom half of the block, where the bud fabric penetrates from front face to back.
There is a very minor crack that can be stabilized with CA glue at the top of the block on the back face. I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.