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B188 --- $45.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
diameter: 6 1/2"
height: 2 1/2"
finish: one application of natural stain then 4 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: bocote, redheart, osage orange, BOX
view 2: a tiny sliver of canary, Honduras rosewood, silky oak, BOX
view 4: ebony (the real thing), Honduras mahogany, BOX
view 5: aromatic red cedar, cowtree, and then a horizontal lamination of (from top downward) maple, padauk, maple, African blackwood, redheart, maple, lacewood, ebony veneer, Honduras rosewood, and then behind the lamination is mahogany, Honduras rosewood, BOX
view 6: poplar, partridgewood, canary, BOX
view 8: ambrosia maple (with no bug tracks), redheart, BOX
BOX: two matching pieces of cocobolo sandwiching a piece of purpleheart
flaws/issues: The purpleheart in the BOX has developed a noticeable stress fracture that you can easily see and feel, so I have reduced the price of this bowl from $85 to $45.
comments: The partridgewood base has some particularly nice grain patterns, as does the piece in view 6 (and note how much lighter-colored the base pieces are than the one in view 6. I believe these are actually two different, but closely related, species, both of which are sold as partridgewood.
The ambrosia maple in view 4 started off with a bug track visible but it turned off except for a thin brown line on the inside near the piece of redheart.
The canary in view 6, the mahogany in view 4, and the Honduras rosewood in view 4 are all lightly chatoyant
views 3c and 5c
views 7c and 1d
views 5b and 7b
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl