Mesquite Block M2004
1.5" x 2" x 6"
This is a cute little short board of Texas-grown Mesquite. Its color is the beautiful deep reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood with a tiny dash of sapwood at one corner. This piece would be nice for a small carving project, some detailed work (box lids?), or for a matched set of turned wood pens.
The grain is roughly parallel to the long axis. It's mostly straight-grained with the grain slightly inclined to the long axis.
This block has been fully air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. I can not see any cracks or other flaws in this piece.