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C177 --- $95.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
diameter: 9 1/2"
height: 2 1/2"
finish: 10 thin coats of satin-finish spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)
WOODS USED: [SEE DISCUSSION ON THE MAIN PAGE OF THIS SITE IF ANY OF THIS IS UNCLEAR]
view 1: partridgewood, yellowheart, curly maple, cocobolo, BOX
view 2: billy webb wood
view 3: zebrawood, leopardwood, purpleheart, BOX
view 4: snakewood backed by padauk and both over paela,
view 5: Honduras rosewood, Douglas fir over cypress, cumaru, machiche, chechem, BOX
view 6: partridgewood
view 7: sapele, Honduras rosewood, black ash, shedua, BOX
view 8: padauk
BOX: all cocobolo
flaws/issues: the underside of the cumaru in view 5 has a small indentation where the piece was not turned down completely --- careless on my part to take it off the lathe without noticing that, but it is extremely minor.
A slight stress separation has developed at the leopardwood/purpleheart joint in view 3 and a sest of even smaller stress-induced cracks has developed along the top of the machiche in view 5 where it joins the chechem. Because of the stress-induced flaws, I've reduced the price on this one from $125 to $95. Also, I note that the purpleheart in view 3 is no longer quite as vibrant as it is shown here (it still has terrific chatoyance but the color is more subdued).
comments: compare the very light-colored partridgewood in view 6 with the normal dark-colored piece in view 1 (different species, same common name)
The purpleheart in view 3 and the shedua in view 7 are both nicely chatoyant.
The Douglas fir in view 5 and the partridgewood in view 1 both have very nice pronounced grain patterns (common for both species, but very nice nonetheless)
The chechem base is particularly nice on this one --- see closeup pic below
views 5c and 7c
views 1d and 8b
closeup of the chechem base
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl