Pecan Block P-457
7" x 9" x 3"
This is a large, rough-cut Texas Pecan bowl blank. It is has a soft pinkish-tinted light brown heartwood and a thick section of light brown sapwood on the outside. The sapwood-heartwood boundary is distinct. This blank was chainsaw-cut with a rough face. It is sound and very pretty beneath that rough-cut surface. It has a mostly complete dark brown bark on the backside. There are some frass-filled borer holes visible in the wood. The blank has been heat-treated to ensure that there are no gnawing critters alive inside.
This half-log bowl blank should be suitable for a bowl 7" in diameter up to 3" deep. You have the option of turning a conventional bowl or a barky, natural-edge bowl. If you want a full bark edge on the natural rim, you will need to secure the bark with CA glue before and possibly during turning.
This is a GREEN to partially air-dried bowl blank, meaning that it still retains a lot 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 measured at 25 to 30% MC in March 2022. . If you need a current moisture content, please message us and we'll check its status for you. This is a classic half-log blank, split through the center of the log. A sliver of pith lies at the cut face and has some visible cracks associated with it. You will want to treat these with CA glue or epoxy prior to turning. I've discounted the block because of the cracks.
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