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C150 --- $35.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below and see the notes on "flaws" below
diameter: 9 1/2"
height: 2 1/2"
finish: one application of natural stain then 2 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: bolivian rosewood, ash, BOX
view 2: grenadilla, canary, BOX
view 3: afrormosia(?), holly veneer, padauk and then to the right of all that is canary and from all of that towards the middle is mahogany, sapele, BOX
view 4: red oak, canary
view 5: walnut, padauk, hackberry, BOX
view 7: walnut, a thin sliver of aromatic red cedar that merges into the red of the canary behind it, then a big piece of katalox (with some sapwood), thick mahogany veneer, zebrawood, walnut veneer, BOX
view 8: curly walnut
BOX: bottom is bocote, top is yew, left is redheart then aromatic red cedar, right is obeche then aromatic red cedar. Up the middle is paela, padauk, canary, paela, cocobolo, mahogany.
flaws/issues: The katalox in view 7 has some cracks on the bottom (thank goodness there are none on the top). These probably developed during the original drying of the wood (they were there when i got it and are definitely not stress cracks). There is also a lathe-tool scratch that overlaps one of them and I didn't separate the two visually when I saw the voids so I didn't fix the scratch as I could/should have. Fortunately, it's on the bottom and it's minor. Although these flaws show up slightly more than would appear to be the case from view 1d below, where you can barely see the cracks on the left side of the pic, they are fairly minor and on the bottom. Some of the woods have darkened since the pics were taken many years ago.
LATER: the inside of the canary in view 2 has developed a significant stress crack. The crack itself is quite apparent to the touch but not visible unless you know exactly where to look, BUT ... the stress cause a very short but very noticeable (both visually and tactilely) crack in the outer edge of the mahogany in view 3. Because of this I have reduce the price of the bowl to next to nothing.
comments: All of the canary in this bowl is particularly nice and there's lots of other great wood as well.
views 1d and 6b
views 1a, 3a, 5a, and 7a
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl