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N26 --- $85.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
height: 2 1/4"
finish: one application of natural stain then three 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: American black walnut
view 1: eucalyptus, bocote, redheart, prima vera, bloodwood, BOX
view 2: eucalyptus
view 3: bocote, redheart, cocobolo (with sapwood), ?, mahogany, redheart, BOX. Under the redheart is oak and under the ? is ? (walnut?) and grenadillo
view 4: mahogany
view 5: bocote over sycamore and ? (African blackwood?) over narra, red aromatic cedar, redheart, pine, redheart, red aromatic cedar, prima vera, redheart, BOX
view 6: redheart
view 7: ?, mahogany, bocote, mahogany, redheart, BOX. Under the bocote is sen and mahogany
view 8: chechem (gorgeous piece!), hard maple veneer
BOX: bottom middle is obeche sided by fir sided by madrone --- top middle is purpleheart sided by padauk sided by mahogany
flaws/issues: There is a separation to the right of the box (see pic of view 1c below) and the aromatic red cedar on the bottom, view 5, has an internal crack in the sapwood that is both visible and can be felt. The redheart in view 1 has an internal crack. Both of the wood cracks are just wood flaws, not stress separations.
LATER: the redheart pieces have all faded to brown or reddish brown
comments: The chechem in view 8 is modest in size but it's a real standout in looks and is beautifully set off by the maple veneer behind it.
The rim is quite "busy" on this one, having numerous complex laminations. That, of course, can be good news or bad news depending on your taste.
views 1c and 1d
views 4a and 4b
view 1a first as a bowl blank, then fresh off the lathe then with one application of natural stain, then finished