|Mesquite Block M1182
2.6" x 2.6" x 13"
This is a striking end-grain block Texas-grown Mesquite. It has beautiful grain with a broad swirl at one end. Near that swirl, there are some intriguing voids in the block -- some are bug boreholes, others are knot-related void space. There's even a hint of a bark inclusion at mid-block. This piece would be well-suited for epoxy work, and epoxy or CA glue may be necesary if you want to get full use of this block.
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 15% MC in August 2022. If you need a current moisture content, please message us and we'll check its status for you.
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There are cracks and vugs galore in this block. We recommend it for an experienced turner, with plenty of CA glue at hand. 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.