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B157 --- $125.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
height: 2 1/2"
finish: one application of natural stain then 3 coats 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]
view 1: sycamore, bocote, cowtree(?), bocote veneer, holly veneer, 2 thicknesses of purpleheart veneer, maple veneer, ?(reddish wood with light colored grain stripes), cocobolo, BOX
view 2: canary over buckthorn, osage orange, makore, walnut, BOX
view 3: left to right; sycamore, redheart, purpleheart, pine all backed by aromatic red cedar (sapwood over heartwood), cowtree, canary, machiche, pine, ebony, bloodwood, maple veneer, ? (reddish brown wood), BOX
view 4: mottled sapele, walnut, padauk, BOX
view 5: walnut, maple veneer, afrormosia(?), all over ?(light tan wood), buckthrone, cowtree, sapele(?), BOX
view 6: mahogany, African blackwood (with sapwood at the bottom), aromatic red cedar, zebrawood, padauk, BOX
view 7: spalted red oak sided by redheart, purpleheart, walnut, BOX
view 8: bocote, cocobolo, osage orange, osage orange, ebony, BOX
BOX: bottom is two wedges of anigre(?) sided by oak sided by prima vera then above that is two wedges of cocobolo (very nice) sided by ? (yellowish with ray flakes) above padauk(?). To the left is a tiny triange of wenge and above that is aromatic red cedar then padauk. On the left is basswood. above the cocobolo is fir and to the right of that is a small triangle of wenge and to the right of that is sipo.
flaws/issues: the purpleheart in view 7 has a small chipout next to view 6.
The African blackwood in view 6 has a crack at the outer edge and this has caused a small split in the sapwood that had to be smoothed out by taking out a little slice. It's on the bottom and hardly noticeable.
LATER: the osage orange pieces in views 1 and 8 have darkened, one to tan/brown, the other to a light golden brown. The cocobolo in the box has darkened noticeably.
comments: The cocobolo in the BOX is really nifty and I like the pattern I've put it in.
views 5b and 5d
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl