Mesquite Block M-927 2.2"x 2.2"x 10.2"

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Mesquite M-927
2-1/4"x 2-1/4"x 10-1/4"
1-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice end-grain block of nicely figured and very-lightly burled Texas Honey Mesquite. It is the strong reddish-brown heartwood with a nicely undulating grain pattern and includes at least two small and somewhat indistinct clusters of burl-buds (most visible on the top photo). Those two patches of dark brown appear to just be surface stains that developed as I was milling the blank. Certainly, the smaller one on one end of the block (near end, top photo) is shallow and does not extend below the surface. They should turn-off completely as the block is turned to round.

No cracks or checks are visible in this block, but there is a small, and likely shallow, section of a small imbedded twig is present on the back side (bottom photo, far end). At least a portion of it will turn off as the block is "worked", but I would reinforce it with a bit of thin CA glue before turning. I see no other flaws.