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C155 --- $125.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 10"
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]

base: sapele

view 1: billy webb wood, purpleheart, curly maple, mahogany, BOX

view 2: dark cocobolo (with sapwood), dark cocobolo, osage orange, BOX

view 3: beech, tatajuba, tulipwood, BOX

view 4: cocobolo, basswood(?), partridgewood, BOX

view 5: tiny sliver of aromatic red cedar, sugar maple, canary, redheart, BOX

view 6: peala, osage orange, partridgewood, BOX

view 7: at the outer rim is redheart topped by ebony veneer and behind that is redheart then redheart again, then ebony veneer, then redheart again, then ipe, mahogany, BOX. Below the rim edge is hard maple veneer, redheart, maple veneer, mahogany, ipe (same piece as seen on top)

view 8: at the rim edge is padauk with sapwood and behind that is ? behind which is aromatic red cedar, dark cocobolo, osage orange, BOX

BOX: up the middle is canary, cocobolo, walnut sided by redheart, thick mahogany veneer, maple veneer, ebony veneer, maple veneer, thick mahogany veneer, and walnut under canary, both sided by thick mahogany veneer, maple veneer, ebony veneer, maple veneer, thick mahogany veneer, wenge, redheart. The slants below the wenge are mahogany

flaws/issues: The osage orange in view 6 exhibits a thin line on the bottom of the bowl (this is a drying crack in the wood, not a stress-induced crack). There are some very minor stress-induced level shifts which can be felt with the fingers (barely) but whice are not visible

The dark cocobolo/osage orange joints in views 2 and 8 both have very minor hairline separations.

comments: A very attractive bowl if I do say so myself, with many excellent woods and good contrast. Very hefty because this particular shape retains a lot of wood.

LATER: Some of the woods have faded or darkened, in particular the the osage orange pieces have darkened to nearly brown and the bloodwood pieces have faded. Still, it's a very attractive bowl

As you can see in the orientation view above, this one has more symmetry than most since I've extended the symmetry out well beyond the BOX.





views 3c and 5d


view 1a


view 7b





view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl