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C162 --- $95.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9"
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]

base: American black walnut

view 1: spalted red oak, canary, machiche, BOX

view 2: zircote over red oak over zircote, red oak, redheart, BOX

view 3: afrormosia, zebrawood, cocobolo, yellowheart, BOX

view 4: canary

view 5: chechem, mahogany, BOX

view 6: makore, zircote over maple veneer over zircote over bloodwood over cowtree (or maybe basswood), cowtree, jatoba, paela

view 7: aromatic red cedar, zircote, bocote, aromatic red cedar, BOX

view 8: aromatic red cedar, maple

BOX: from the bottom; mahogany(?), aromatic red cedar sapwood, maple veneer, purpleheart veneer, maple veneer, then the center section left to right; osage orange, bocote, redheart, then at the top is redheart.

flaws/issues: the aromatic red cedar at the rim of view 7 has a knot that is not entirely solid, as you can see in the pic below

LATER: The osage orange in the left side of the box has darkened to a golden brown, and more importantly both the lower left edge and the lower right edge of the BOX have developed stress separations that are not noticeable visually but which are obvious to the touch. Because of this I have reduced the price from $135 to $95.

comments: the bocote in the center looks a little better than what shows up here --- it is an unusually dark piece and beautifully complements the other woods throughout the bowl.





views 5c and 5d


views 6b and 7b





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