Mesquite Bowl Blank M-1031
5.5" x 16" x 16"
This is a nice very large and moderately deep, half-log bowl blank of Texas Honey Mesquite. 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. I have trimmed this half-log blank to rough-round to reduce the shipping weight and to better reveal the internal quality.