When I cut into this piece of Mesquite, I discovered the former home of a colony of ants. Fortunately they had moved on long before I acquired the wood.
I left the walls thick to retain the natural edges left by the former occupants.
There was not much wood to work with on the bottom, and it came off the lathe a few times before I got a secure enough hold to finish it.
It’s about 6″ diameter.