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G5 --- $SOLD --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 7"
height: 6"

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 view 1: mahogany then a side-look into the obeche core

base view 3: from the bottom; curupay, canary, bocote, mahogany, aromatic red cedar

base view 5: mahogany then a side-look into the obeche core

base view 7: canary, tulipwood, makore, ash, thick walnut veneer, aromatic red cedar, mahogany veneer, aromatic red cedar

center: sipo

view 1: jagged lamination sections, from the bottom; pine, padauk (bloodwood?), mahogany, walnut, osage orage, walnut, mahogany, walnut, pine, all backed by ebony veneer then obeche.

view 2: from the bottom; Peruvian walnut, American black walnut, machiche, imbuia sapwood

view 3: osage orange (an unusual orange color rather than the normal yellow) and backed by bocote, fir, mahogany veneer, holly veneer, mahogany veneer, holly veneer, padauk veneer, goncalo alves, fir

view 4: from the bottom; Peruvian walnut, American black walnut, machiche, imbuia sapwood

view 5: 4 rectangles of bocote separated by crossed laminations of thick mahogany veneer sided by maple veneer sided by mahogany veneer. Above and below this is paela and behind it all is cowtree then aromatic red cedar

view 6: a wedge of billy webb wood

view 7: an elaborate lamination. Along the left from the top down is osage orange, paela, redheart, ash. To the right of the redheart is zircote and below that is a lamination of mahogany veneer and maple veneer. Along the right from the top is a little wedge of mahogany, canary, partridgewood, makore, and then a little section of lamination of mahogany veneer and maple veneer. To the left of the canary is paela and to the left of the zircote is chechem and to the left of that is a long slant of lamination of mahogany veneer and maple veneer. Below it all is padauk veneer over obeche over ? and behind it all is pine, aromatic red cedar

view 8: a wedge of billy webb wood

flaws/issues: none

comments: Lots of excellent wood in this one and an overall set of laminations which, which likely to seem a little "busy" to some, give what I feel is an exceptionally pleasing effect. I particularly love the lamination in view 7. The billy webb wood in view 6 and 8 is chatoyant, as is the machiche in views 2 and 4. The orange-colored osage orange in view 3 is a real standout. To me, it's really neat the way the back sides of the view 7 and view 1 laminations show through from the inside in little ovals.





views 7b and 8b


views 1a and 3a


views 5c and 5d





view 1c, first as the bowl blank, then raw (fresh off the lathe), then with an application of natural stain, then as the finished bowl