|Mesquite Bowl Blank M-1045
3.5" x 10.5" x 12"
This is a fairly large half-log bowl blank of Texas Honey Mesquite, which should yield a bowl of about 10" 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. It has a strong and mostly linear grain pattern. It has full bark on the back and could be turned for either a conventional bowl or a "barky" natural-edge bowl.
There are several drying checks present, as shown in the close-up photo. You will likely want to stabilize these prior to turning.