Pecan Block P-444
2.8" x 2.8" x 18.8"
This is a beautiful end-grain block of lightly spalted Texas native Pecan wood. It is basically a soft tan to pinkish-tinted light brown color with subtle darker-brown streaks of spalt coloration. There are a few lines of black pencil-line spalting. The wood grain has a pleasant and gracefully flowing pattern with a degree of chatoyance.
This block has been air-dried to 8-10% moisture content. Density of this piece is 47 lb/ft3, which basically the density of unspalted Pecan. I see no significant cracks, but there are several very thin drying checks present that are too thin to see on the photos. I would reinforce these with thin CA glue before turning. There are several small open bugholes of 1/8" diameter.