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N20 --- $60.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9"
height: 2 3/4"

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: sipo

view 1: zircote over hard maple veneer over zircote all backed by prima vera and all of that is over sapodilla. then there's redheart, pine, lacewood, BOX

view 2: walnut, bubinga (an unusual tan color with almost no red)

view 3: elm over two layers of padauk veneer over canary, obeche, ? (paela?), BOX

view 4: bocote, sapele

view 5: redheart, mahogany, redheart, BOX

view 6: wenge, pine, oxhorn,

view 7: bocote, walnut, sipo, BOX

view 8: dark cocobolo over a sliver of ?, sipo

BOX: bottom is lacewood, top is purpleheart, upper right slants are sapodila, canary, thick walnut veneer, aromatic red cedar, maple veneer. On the right below the aromatic red cedar slant is pine(? --- could be sycamore). From the left: cowtree (quatersawn surface with ray flakes), bocote (quartersawn surface with ray flakes), bubinga, paela, bocote, redheart (then the slants and the pine)

flaws/issues: The oxhorn in view 6, due to a combination of (1) a poor glue joint and (2) being next to a piece of soft pine, developed a very sharp corner at the upper/inner edge of the rim and to avoid the possiblity of this causing a cut or jab to anyone holding the bowl, I shaved off the edge of the corner and sanded it down, leaving a noticeable indentation in the rim. It's more noticeable to the finger than to the eye. Also, there is now a separation to the left of the bocote in the BOX. Because the bocote has very dark stripes, you don't even notice the flaw unless you catch the light just right and see that it finish is not continuous. I have posted a pic showing that condition at the bottom of the page. Because of these flaws, I have reduced the price on this one considerably.

comments: Some very nice ovals around the rim on this one. The walnut in view 2 is lightly chatoyant (somewhat unusual for walnut)





views 1c and 1d


views 5b and 8a





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




new separation flaw: