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N72 --- $95.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9"
height: 2 1/2"

finish: one application of natural stain then 3 coats of high gloss spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)


base: American black walnut

view 1: sycamore, pine, thick walnut veneer, partridgewood, aromatic red cedar, maple veneer, mahogany veneer, maple veneer, mahogany veneer, BOX

view 2: sipo, paela, lacewood, BOX

view 3: billy webb wood, afrormosia(?), box

view 4: pine over redheart both backed by aromatic red cedar then sapodilla, maple veneer, cocobolo, BOX

view 5: tatajuba, makore, maple veneer, BOX

view 6: paela, Peruvian walnut, purpleheart, BOX

view 7: sycamore, bocote, ? (mousy brown wood), BOX

view 8: sipo, maple veneer, thick mahogany veneer, maple veneer

BOX: bottom up: canary, redheart, paela sided by redheart (little wedges), Peruvian walnut then silky oak (butt end showing very intense tiny ray pattern --- you have to have either very good eyes or a magnifying glass to see it properly), both sided by canary, paela then prima vera, both sided by makore, redheart, canary

flaws/issues: On the right side of view 1 the pine has a dark streak (probably from a minor gum inclusion) which you can see clearly in view 1c below. I would prefer that it not be there even though it is minor. Also just to the right of that there is a very small void in the thick walnut veneer that you can only see if you catch the light just right.

There is a stress separation at the maple veneer in view 4. It is only slightly noticble visually, but can be felt easily with a finger. Because of it, I have reduced the price from $145 to $95.

comments: The sycamore in view 1 and the sycamore in view 7 hardly look like the same wood, but they are.

The paela in view 6 is highly variable in color. The inner edge has the 1/8" deep patina of long exposure whereas most of the rest of it is less colorful freshly exposed, except for the dark strip along the bottom that is an artifact of a very thin crack in the wood, which you can see as a thin white line through the middle of the dark streak. This piece of paela was chosen for the dark streaks (there were more but the others turned off)

The sapodilla in view 4 had a beautiful "medium-rare-steak" look (brown on the outsides, pink in the middle) that you can see in the upper right corner of the view 1c pic below, but the inner pink has darkened somewhat since the pic was taken.

views 1c and 7c

views 2b 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