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B131 --- $50.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
diameter: 5 1/4"
finish: one application of natural stain then one coat of high gloss regular polyurethane (no UV blocker) then one coat of high gloss spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)
WOODS USED: [SEE DISCUSSION ON THE MAIN PAGE OF THIS SITE IF ANY OF THIS IS UNCLEAR]
base: larger wedges are walnut, smaller wedges are makore
view 1: lamination of mahogany veneer, hard maple veneer, walnut veneer, hard maple veneer, padauk, hard maple veneer, walnut veneer, hard maple veneer, mahogany veneer, walnut, mahogany veneer, hard maple veneer, walnut veneer, hard maple veneer, mahogany veneer, ash thin, walnut(?), hard maple veneer, mahogany veneer, unknown dark wood, and all of that backed by cherry thin, mahogany veneer, walnut and the corner wedges are also walnut, then all of that backed by hard maple veneer, thick mahogany veneer, hard maple veneer. WHEW !!!
view 3: padauk, hard maple veneer, thick mahogany veneer, hard maple veneer, thick mahogany veneer, hard maple veneer, walnut crotch, hard maple veneer, walnut backed by makore and over red elm?
view 5: tulipwood, sen, walnut, makore, all backed by osage orange and with little walnut wedges at the corners
view 7: padauk backed by red oak all over a cherry thin
flaws/issues: Walnut crotch in view 3 has 2 obvious gum inclusions --- they are a little more apparent than what you see in view 3 below.
comments: This bowl sat around for 3 years after getting the one coat of regular polyurethane but before getting the spar poly and consequently the padauk in view 3 darkened noticibly but stayed red rather than becoming brown.
This is one of the early "dried flower holder" shapes that was intended to have holes drilled in the un-hollowed-out middle to hold dried flowers. If you would like to HAVE those holes, I will drill them and add a sealant, but it may take several extra weeks to finish it, depending on my availability to work on it. There will be no extra charge. To get a feel for what it will look like, see bowl B116.
views 3b and 5b
views 6a and 1d
view 7a, first raw, then with natural stain, then with poly but 3 years after the first coat (that didn't have any UV blocker), showing the darkening of the padauk
view 1c as bowl blank, 1a raw, 1a natural stain, 1a finished (3 years after the other pics). Note that the blank was coated with natural stain to prevent moisture absorbtion while it sat around waiting to be turned.