Mesquite Bowl Blank M-1056
3" x 9" x 9"
This is a fairly large half-log bowl blank from a crotch of Texas Honey Mesquite, which should yield a bowl of about 8" to 8.5" in diameter. The colors include the rich reddish-brown of Mesquite heartwood, the golden to grayish yellow of Mesquite sapwood, and the dark brown of Mesquite bark.
This bowl blank is from a crotch (branch split) in the Mesquite tree. It has full bark on the back and could be turned for either a conventional bowl or a "barky" natural-edge bowl. The bark is fairly tight, but there are bug tunnels that undermine the bark -- you may need to stabilize while turning if you wish to preserve the bark.
This block has some fun bug-related features, which I've tried to highlight in the photos. Please scroll down past the first 3 photos to see all of them.