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C237 --- $35.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
This is a gorgeous bowl, especially becuase of the shape, which is even more pleasing in person than is shown in the pics. Sadly, however, it has developed an extremely noticeable stress separation along the entire top of the box and another one along both edges of the walnut in view 4. Normally with this kind of thing I would unhesitatingly add the bowl to the bar-b-que pit fire next time I have one but I just cannot bear to do it with this particular bowl because I find the shape so pleasing, so I have reduced the price from $125 to $35
diameter: 9 1/2"
height: 2 1/4"
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]
base: walnut topped by thick birch veneer then thick oak veneer
view 2: makore, ailanthus, BOX
view 3: hard maple, BOX
view 4: walnut, zebrawood, BOX
view 6: bubinga, chechem, BOX
view 7: padauk, purpleheart, BOX
view 8: walnut, walnut, BOX
BOX: up the middle are pair of Brazilian ebony, walnut, canary, padauk, sycamore, bocote, Brazilian ebony, olive, mahogany veneer, ? (light brown wood) , hard maple. Up both sides are ? (light brown wood), mahogayn veneer, olive, Brazilian ebony, hard maple, padauk veneer, aromatic red cedar, walnut, prima vera, mahogany (tiny wedges)
flaws/issues: See note in red at the top of the page. Also, the padauk in view 7 has darkened to brown with a slight red tint.
comments: Rather than the normal gentle curve from the middle out to the rim that is typical of the "C6" type bowls, this one has a totally flat middle and then a wide rim which rises sharply up from the middle but quickly bends over to form a broad gently curved top rim. This is the first one I've done in this precise shape, and I really like the way it turned out.
The padauk in view 7 is a particularly gorgeous sample of that wood
views 5c and 5d
views 7b and 8a
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl