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C187 --- $110.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9"
height: 2 1/2"

finish: 10 thin coats of satin-finish spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)


base: walnut

view 1: cowtree, African blackwood, padauk, sucupira, BOX

view 2: Honduran rosewood (with sapwood), prima vera, African blackwood, prima vera, all over sapele over aromatic red cedar

view 3: cabreuva, purpleheart, afrormosia, BOX

view 4: partridgewood

view 5: yellowheart, wenge, curly maple, BOX

view 6: itannin

view 7: mahogany, shedua, afrormosia, BOX

view 8: cabreuva, cowtree, redheart, zircote, mahogany, all over zebrawood

BOX: paired, up the middle; wenge, bocote (with hard maple to the sides), walnut, walnut, redheart (with two wedges of hard maple separated by ebony veneer to the sides)

flaws/issues: The curly maple of view 5, where it juts into view 4, has a small amount of dark dust crushed into the end grain. You can see it in view 1a below. At the same area the maple has some minor chipout, also due to the presence of end grain. This is why you rarely see long pieces of wood in my bowls, because long pieces almost HAVE to be turning against the end grain at some point, and that frequently causes problems with lighter woods picking up darker dust from other nearby pieces. It's not too bad on this bowl but #C181 shows a major occurrence of that.

comments: Excellent omega curves inside the rim in view 5. The mahogany in view 7 is a near-crotch piece and particularly nice.

Several chatoyant woods in this one, including the cabreuva in view 3, the yellowheart in view 5, the itanin in view 6, the shedua in view 6, and the mahogany in view 7.

views 1a and 1d

views 2a and 4b

views 5a and 7b

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