Mesquite Block M1188
3.8" x 3.8" x 6.5"
This is a beautiful all-heartwood block of Texas-grown Mesquite. It has nice straight grain with a few burl buds and medullary rays.
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.
The wane area will clean up nicely if you want to play with keeping a natural edge on your project. There is no bark, it's just the under-bark that is almost black in color. One edge has a bit of pith-related cracking that you could either stabilize with CA glue or turn off with the lathe. There are also some surface-only colors/textures that will turn or sand right off. This is a beautiful piece of wood to work with!
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.