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B149 --- $45.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below and see the notes below on "flaws/issues"
diameter: 9 1/2"
height: 2 1/2"
finish: one application of natural stain then 10 thin coats of satin-finish spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)
WOODS USED: [SEE DISCUSSION ON THE MAIN PAGE OF THIS SITE IF ANY OF THIS IS UNCLEAR]
base: tulip poplar with a greenish tint
view 1: billy webb wood over prima vera, holly, mansonia, BOX
view 2: olive, iroko, aromatic red cedar, BOX
view 3: walnut then redheart over maple veneer over redheart, all over sycamore, english brown oak, BOX
view 4: wenge, brown-streaked sycamore, partridgewood, BOX
view 5: billy webb wood, sapele(?), English brown oak, BOX
view 6: ipe(?) backed by redheart over mahogany, then ebony veneer, ? (a dark brown wood, barely visible), aromatic red cedar, partridgewood over redheart over wenge veneer over redheart, then padauk, BOX
view 7: tzalam, English brown oak, BOX
view 8: American black ash, cumaru, machiche, BOX
BOX: two lower corner slants are curly maple, upper slants are partridgewood (the one on the left doesn't LOOK like partridgewood, but it is). From the left, the middle has bocote, redheart and ? over osage orange, thick walnut veneer, osage orange over cocobolo, tulipwood, redheart, and ?, then another piece of thick walnut veneer, then cocobolo, ebony veneer, tulipwood over osage orange, then bocote
flaws/issues: The olive in view 2 has a small crack on the lower left side --- I saw the crack but used the piece anyway since it has excellent grain. The left side lower slant of maple in the BOX has a couple of very small voids.
MAJOR FLAW: In the two pieces of thick walnut veneer in the BOX raised up a bit, causing me to sand them down and totally refinish the entire bowl (it used to have 3 heavy coats of high gloss polyurethane, now it has 10 light coats of satin-finish), BUT after I totally reworked it, the $^@%# things raised AGAIN, AND a couple of stress separations now exists along the bottom of the BOX and I just can't face reworking the bowl once again so instead, I have cut the price WAY back from what it was ($125 dropped to $45) even though these flaws don't detract from the visual beauty of the bowl at all.
comments: The grain on the wenge in view 4 is really neat and the tzalam in view 7 is nicely chatoyant. There are some nice omega curves inside the rim.
views 3c and 1d
views 5b and 7b
view 1c as the bowl blank then as the finished bowl