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N66 --- $95.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 10"
height: 2 3/8"

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: sassafras

view 1: canary, sapele (either sipo or sapele), BOX

view 2: bocote over red elm, Douglas fir (with a surface cut)

view 3: spalted curly red maple, aromatic red cedar with sapwood, osage orange, BOX

view 4: canary

view 5: eucalyptus, sapele, canary, BOX

view 6: paela (darker streak along the top is due to a worm track)

view 7: canary, ? (machiche?), pine, BOX

view 8: sipo, anigre with blue stain, thick walnut veneer

BOX: top is ? (probably andiroba) and below that is hard maple veneer and below that is cocobolo that is matched by a similar piece on the bottom. On the left is zebrawood and on the right is bubinga. In the middle left is two pieces of sapele? over two pieces of padauk and on the right is two pieces of mahogany over ? sided by aromatic red cedar with sapwood.

flaws/issues: The Douglas fir in view 2 has a surface cut --- I am not aware of having produced this cut myself, but it certainly does not appear to be a natural flaw in the wood, so I believe I must have, dagnabbit!

The sapele in view 1 has expanded and now has a ridge line along the left side next to the BOX. It isn't particularly noticeable visually but you can definitely feel it. Likewise the upper right corner of the box has a separation but it is very slight.

Although the curve of the inside of the bowl appears to be perfect, it is apparent to the touch that there are very small variations. This is a result of my using different density woods, as discussed on the main page of this site.

Because of these flaws, I've reduced the price from $125 to $95

comments: The red maple in view 3 is exceptionally nice, having both an attractive curl plus a marvelous spalting line. The paela in view 6 is nicely chatoyant as is the eucalyptus in view 5.

The base on this one is thicker than need be --- no particular reason, I just liked the way it looked when I had turned it to this depth.





views 2a and 8a


view 1d


view 8b





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