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C252 --- $50.00 --- 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)


base: walnut

view 1: mahogany, padauk, BOX

view 2: spalted hickory, walnut, white oak

view 3: yellowheart, Gaboon ebony, canary, curly maple, BOX

view 4: spalted elm, silky oak

view 5: osage orange, purpleheart, BOX

view 6: curupay, Honduras rosewood

view 7: tzalam, yellowheart, BOX

view 8: bocote, mahogany

BOX: all 4 corners are wenge, with some maple veneer at the middle side. There are birch pieces on both lower sides and bubinga pieces on both upper sides. The middle, from the bottom up there are pairs of lacewood, bocote, Douglas fir, and wenge.

flaws/issues: As you will see if you look carefully at the bowl blank pic below, the final bowl is somewhat different around the rim in views 2, 3, and 4 --- while I was turning it, it broke apart. This is the only time that has ever happened in the 500 or so bowls I've turned to date, so I was pretty startled. I really liked the bowl, so I put new pieces on the edges that came off and I was very careful to make sure the joints were solid. This isn't a flaw in the final bowl, I just point it out for completeness.

This bowl has developed some stress separations. First, there is one along the left and lower sides of the yellowheart in view 7 that can be only lightly seen on top (but felt) and both felt and seen on the bottom. Second, there is one along the bottom of the BOX that is not too noticeable on top but shows clearly on the bottom. Because of these, I have priced this one quite low.

comments: The padauk in view 1 is a real standout. LATER: sadly, it has darkened considerably, as has both the osage orange and the purpleheart in view 5

viewws 7c and 5d

views 3b and 8b

NOTE: differences between blank and final bowl are discussed in "comments" above

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