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C152 --- $95.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9"
height: 2 1/4"

finish: one application of natural stain then 2 coats of high gloss spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)


base: sapele

view 1: beech, maple, BOX

view 2: elm (tiny sliver), afrormosia, partridgewood, BOX

view 3: paela, prima vera, redheart, BOX

view 4: makore(?), dark cocobolo, pine, partridgewood, BOX

view 5: unfigured snakewood, wenge, maple, BOX

view 6: spalted red oak, bocote, paela, partridgewood, BOX

view 7: bocote, sycamore, cocobolo, BOX

view 8: aromatic red cedar, mottled sapele, partridgewood, BOX

BOX: top and bottom are osage orange. The lower portion is, from the bottom up: canary and then slanting off from that is padauk under maple veneer under mahogany veneer under walnut veneer under mahogany(?) under ?. Then above the canary in the lower middle is walnut under padauk under maple veneer under purpleheart under canary under paela sided by maple sided by bocote.

flaws/issues: There is a slight, short, separation along the left side of the bocote on the left of the box that is both visible and obvious to the fingernail. There is an even smaller, shorter (about 1/4"), separation along the left edge of the redheart in view 3. Both of these are on the top of the bowl and do not go through to the bottom.

LATER: there has been some darkening and of some of the woods since the pics were taken many years ago. In particular the osage orange pieces have turned brown and the purpleheart and bocote piece have all darkened.

There is a significant stress separation in view 8 that is quite a apparent to the touch but has not impact on how the bowl looks. Nonetheless, I have reduced the price from $150 to $95 because I don't like selling bowls with even minor separations

comments: The entire inside of the bowl is one continuous curve, rather than (as is sometimes the case on this style bowl) having the inner portion flat and just the inner part of the rim curved.

Some very nice bocote in this one and the mottle sapele in view 8 is wonderfully chatoyant. The purpleheart in the box is slightly disappointing. The paela in view 3 exhibits the deeper coloring of surface patina at the inner face

views 1c, 3c, 5c, 7c

views 4b and 7b

view 5d

view 1c as bowl blank and as finished bowl