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C165 --- $95.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9 1/4"
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: sipo

view 1: English brown oak, aromatic red cedar, BOX

view 2: olive, cocobolo, pine, BOX

view 3: redheart over ipe over prima vera, padauk, BOX

view 4: red maple, purpleheart, English brown oak, BOX

view 5: olive, osage orange, padauk, cowtree, BOX

view 6: olive then zircote, both over aromatic red cedar and sided by afrormosia, sycamore, English brown oak, BOX

view 7: olive, dark cocobolo, goncalo alves, BOX

view 8: oxhorn, shedua, makore, BOX

BOX: makore, sipo, wenge veneer, maple veneer, sipo, ebony veneer, (mahogany, maple veneer, ebony veneer, maple veneer, purpleheart veneer, walnut veneer, canary)/sipo, English brown oak/cowtree, mahogany veneer sided by two thicknesses of padauk veneer sided by osage orange sided by two thicknesses of padauk veneer sided by osage orange sided by padauk veneer sided by maple veneer sided by ebony veneer sided by maple veneer sided by aromatic red cedar sided by paela sided by walnut and then little wedges of walnut, below which are lacewood then walnut (to the left of the cowtree)

flaws/issues: the olive in view 5 has a poor glue joint that is visible if you know to look for it, and can be readily felt by the fingernail at both vertical edges on the outer rim (see view 5b below). There is a hairline stress separation in the lower section of the BOX but it is very minor; it doesn't even show up in any of the pics --- to see it, you have to catch the light just right but you can feel it with your fingernail and if you hold the bowl EXACTLY right and facing a light, you can see the separation through the bowl. Because of these issues, the price is lower than it would normally be.

comments: A particularly nice light-color-woods BOX with some very attractive contrast-wood laminations.

The osage orange in view 5 is nicely chatoyant and the 3 pieces of olivewood around the rim are all very nice. The one in view 7 has an interesting color change along an almost-vertical line

LATER: the osage orange is still chatoyant but has darkened to a golden tan





views 2a and 5b --- in 5b you can see the glue-line flaws at both vertical edges of the olive


views 5c and 5d





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