Texas Ebony Block TE-132 1.9" x 1.5" x 5.4"

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Texas Ebony Block TE-132
1-7/8" x 1-1/2" x 5-3/8"
3/4 lb.

This is a small rift-sawn block of Texas Ebony. It is entirely a dark chocolate-brown heartwood with a strong, tight and linear grain pattern.

I see no cracks or drying checks in this small block. However, there is a very narrow, open gap/pocket on one face of the block (top photo) that is likely the decayed core of an early-growth limb. There is also a similar, but in-filled, gap on the opposite side of the block (bottom photo). These features are likely to connect thru the block as a continuation of that "core". I recommend reinforcing/filling that open gap with an attractive epoxy mix before turning or machining the blank.

I see no other significant flaws.