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C140 --- $75.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below. See note on flaws 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: oxhorn, walnut, cocobolo, all over mahogany, then holly veneer, redheart, gaboon ebony thin, redheart, BOX
view 2: paela
view 3: mesquite, aromatic red cedar, zebrawood, mahogany, BOX
view 4: oxhorn, tulipwood
view 5: mahogany then on the left and right are hard maple and in the middle is a lamination of (from the left) gaboon ebony, padauk, walnut, mahogany, walnut, padauk, walnut, purpleheart and all of that is over mahogany veneer then canarywood then aromatic red cedar.
view 6: lightly mottled sapele
view 7: paela, african blackwood with sapwood, osage orange, mahogany, BOX
view 8: a little oval of walnut, prima vera, bocote
BOX: in the center is osage orange sided by spectacular cocobolo sided by padauk.
flaws/issues: The osage orange in view 7 has some burn marks where the end grain was turned. I could have turned it down further and removed these but there was too much danger of getting chipout in the lamination in view 5 so I decided to just leave the burn marks in as they are (actually, they were worse, but sanding got rid of a lot of it)
LATER: the colors in this bowl are MUCH less vibrant than they were back when these pics were taken several years ago. In particular, the osage orange pieces have darkened to brown and the cocobolo as also darkened considerably. Because of this I have reduced the price from $150 to $75.
comments: When I was growing up the word "awesome" actually meant "awe-inspiring", not "slightly above average" as it is used by teens today, so I do not use it often. The cocobolo in this bowl is awesome. Several of the other woods are outstanding and most of the remaining are merely excellent. The single exception is the mesquite in view 3 which, while a perfectly nice piece of mesquite, is not as vibrant as the rest of the woods in this bowl.
The osage orange in view 7 is really a bright yellow, but still not quite as bright as is shown in some of these pics --- this is one of those cases where yellows don't always come out right when the color is adjusted to make everything else look correct. Sadly, the osage orange will darken considerably (to brown) with time.
view 1c, first as the bowl blank, then raw (fresh off the lathe), then with an application of natural stain, then as the finished bowl