Mesquite Block M1187
3.7" x 3.7" x 6.9"
This is a beautiful all-heartwood block of Texas-grown Mesquite. It captures a crotch in the blank -- you can see the branching on the bottom face of the block. The grain should be very pretty near the intersection. There also appears to be a bark inclusion associated with the smaller branch.
This is a GREEN to partially air-dried blank, meaning that it still retains some of its original moisture from when it was a living tree. It has been well-sealed with Anchor Seal and is in the process of slowly drying. It was heat-treated to kill off any hungry critters that may have been burrowing inside. It was measured at 20% MC in August 2022. If you need a current moisture content, please message us and we'll check its status for you.
There are cracks aplenty in this block as well as some complex grain around the crotch. We recommend it for an experienced turner who will fill the cracks with CA glue or epoxy. It has potential to produce an exceptional turning.
About the Tree
This Texas-grown Honey Mesquite tree was harvested in El Campo, Texas in July of 2022. It was cut down by the city for reasons unknown to us, and we were happy to help save the tree from a burn pile. It is possible that this tree was damaged by the Valentine's Day Freeze that Texas suffered in February 2021, which is when our state lost a lot of beautiful trees in an unusually deep and long freeze.