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B161 --- $125.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 10"
height: 2 1/2"

finish: one application of natural stain then 3 coats of high gloss spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)


base: walnut

view 1: machiche, bocote, BOX

view 2: snakewood over ?(grayish brown wood), thick birch veneer, padauk, BOX

view 3: sycamore, billy webb wood, English brown oak, BOX

view 4: red maple, kuruguay, BOX

view 5: machiche, thick birch veneer, machiche, walnut veneer, maple veneer, ebony veneer, redheart, maple veneer, ebony veneer, maple veneer, redheart, osage orange, BOX

view 6: machiche, Honduras rosewood, kuruguay, BOX

view 7: cocobolo, basswood, English brown oak, BOX

view 8: silky oak, padauk, BOX

BOX: going up the middle; osage orange, thick walnut veneer, maple veneer, aromatic red cedar thin, padauk veneer, maple veneer, thick walnut veneer, redheart, canary, canary, wenge. The canary in the middle is sided by thick mahogany veneer, canary, dark cocobolo, osage orange. Above the cocobolo is tulipwood and above that is ?(orangish wood --- probably paela). Under the cocobolo is canary and the lower right slants outside that canary are cocobolo

flaws/issues: An extremely minor point on this one is that I left the very center just slightly lower than the rest of the inside, so that you feel a tiny dip in the surface level at the center as you run your finger over the inside bottom.

There is a hairline separation all around the upper surface on the upper, lower, and right sides of the box. It is thickest on the right side where it is both visible and noticeable to the touch. The rest of it is less noticeable and nowhere does it go all the way through to the bottom. Still, it is a separation flaw and I have reduced the price of the bowl from $175 to $125 because of it.

LATER: all of the osage orange pieces have darkened to golden tan and the redheart pieces in views 2 and 8 have lost some of their red tint and now have a brown tint on the red

comments: nice box pattern (my opinion, obviously), very nice wood throughout, and a very pleasant shape, with the angled rim and the nicely sloping center.

The cocobolo in view 7 has one of those really nifty color changes, but unfortunately it's on the bottom of the rim instead of the top (where it would show off to greater effect).

views 2b and 6b

views 5c and 5d

view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl