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C146 --- $125.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below. See the notes on "flaws" below.
height: 2 1/4"
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: spalted red maple, knotty aromatic red cedar, ?, holly veneer, machiche, BOX
view 2: aromatic red cedar
view 3: purpleheart, thick walnut veneer, canary, bloodwood, BOX
view 4: canary
view 5: bocote, padauk over holly veneer over ? (rich looking brown wood), wenge veneer, basswood, yew, afrormosia, box
view 6: aromatic red cedar
view 7: padauk, canary, bloodwood, BOX
view 8: spalted maple
BOX: from the bottom up --- padauk, yellowheart, wenge, yellowheart, purpleheart, basswood, padauk, basswood, bubinga
flaws/issues: The afrormosia in view 5 has a very small gum pocket that shows up as a black spot that is rough to the touch --- it is right where the inner rim meets the bowl bottom and you can see it clearly in view 1c below. The aromatic red cedar has a couple of knots that give the wood character (and are in fact why I chose the piece) but these do cause apparent surface blemishes of the kind that distinguish wood from plastic.
LATER: the colors are just slightly more subdued than they were when the pics were taken many years ago but basically what you see is what you get.
There is now a stress separation between the holly veneer and the machiche in view 1. It can be felt easily on the inside rim and if you hold the bowl up to the light and angle it just right, you can see all the way through along much of the separation. Still, it really doesn't detract from the visual impact of the bowl (if you didn't know it was there you wouldn't notice it at all) so I have only reduced the price to $125.
comments: A couple of excellent spalted pieces and generally good woods throughout. The inner rim is flat, as is the bowl bottom, thus this one was harder to turn than most but worth the effort. The purpleheart in the BOX is a particularly nice piece (very bright purple)
views 5d and 6b
views 3a, 5a, and 7a (1a is shown in larger size above)
view 1c bowl blank