Mesquite Bowl Blank M-826 6.5" diameter x 1.5" to 2" depth

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Mesquite Bowl Blank M-826
3 lbs.

This is a nice slab-type, lightly-burly Honey Mesquite bowl blank. It is not very thick and is probably most suitable for a medium-size, shallow-depth bowl or plate/platter. The colors are the deep reddish brown of mesquite heartwood with bright yellow sapwood and dark brown bark. The bark on the backside is full and tight and you might anticipate using it for a barky, natural-edge bowl.

The blank was also cut from the outer portion of a burly log and does contain two clusters of burl buds on the annotated face (upper end to the right of my annotations, and in the center of the left-hand side). If I were turning this, it would be mounted to turn as a fairly shallow, bark-rimed natural-edge bowl.

Two open and several frass-filled borer holes are present on one end-grain face, and two more open holes are present on the right side of the annotated face (these were not present when the photo was taken). Where these small holes are not removed as the blank is turned, these small holes may require some attention (such as colorful, epoxy infill before or during turning). I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.