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C156 --- $140.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9 1/2"
height: 3"

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]

base: sapele

view 1: osage orange, zircote, billy webb, paela, redheart

view 2: partridgewood, osage orange, wenge, canary, partridgewood, BOX

view 3: birch, mahogany veneer, maple veneer, mahogany veneer, birch, and all of that sided by mahogany, then birch, cocobolo, BOX

view 4: redheart, osage orange, prima vera, cherry, BOX

view 5: prima vera, padauk, mahogany, thick walnut veneer, padauk veneer, cherry veneer, two layers of oak veneer, bocote veneer, maple veneer, aromatic red cedar thin, BOX

view 6: redheart, english brown oak, ebony veneer, hard maple, BOX

view 7: birch over mahogany veneer over maple veneer over mahogany veneer over birch over aromatic red cedar, then santos mahogany, cocobolo, BOX

view 8: Honduras mahogany, aromatic red cedar, billy webb wood, redheart, bocote, osage orange, BOX

BOX: center is ? (might be Siam rosewood) sided by ebony veneer sided by tulipwood. Below the center is mahogany sided by wenge under cowtree(?) and all of the above is sided by canary. Below that is mahognay sided by walnut sided by mahogany veneer then oak veneer then padauk veneer then two layers of oak veneer then an aromatic red cedar thin. Above the center is mahogany sided by paela over redheart. All of the above is sided by osage orange and topped on the upper corners by bocote.

flaws/issues: The wenge in view 2 has a slight chip on the bottom of the bowl which is very visible if you catch the light just right and is obvious to the touch. In view 3 there is a tiny ding in the outer birch right next to the lamination. You have to catch the light just right to see it and it's not obvious to the touch.

Later: the osage orange pieces have darkened to a golden tan

comments: The combination of omega curves in the inner rim where views 5 and 6 meet produces a very pleasing effect, with a nice little leaf-shaped section of maple in the upper/inner rim between the padauk and the english brown oak as you can see in view 2a below.

This one has a lot of heft to it.





view 5c


view 2a


view 2b


view 5d


view 6b


view 8b





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