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N76 --- $SOLD --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 8"
height: 3"

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


base: sipo

view 1: redheart, sipo, BOX

view 2: bocote, redheart, aromatic red cedar thin, padauk veneer, ash veneer, ebony veneer, maple(?), BOX

view 3: bubinga (faded-looking color), ebony veneer, paela, cocobolo, BOX

view 5: redheart, eucalyptus, mahogany, basswood, BOX

view 6: aromatic red cedar, kuruguay, walnut

view 7: billy webb wood, thick walnut veneer, two layers of maple veneer, thick walnut veneer, two layers of maple veneer, thick walnut veneer, pine, aromatic red cedar thin, maple veneer, ebony veneer, maple veneer, aromatic red cedar thin, oak, BOX

view 8: aromatic red cedar

BOX: bottom is billy webb wood (maybe) and top is unknown (might be tatajuba), center pieces, left to right, are: chechem, paela, cocobolo, maple veneer, cherry thin, aromatic red cedar.

flaws/issues: The walnut in view 6 exhibits some worm tracks and the underside of the kuruguay has a glue joint towards the inside of the bowl that is less than perfect (noticeable to the fingernail though not especially noticeable visually). In view 2, the bocote has a crack on the underside that is visible if you know to look for it and it is noticeable to the touch but unless you have the light just right, it looks like part of the grain pattern since it follows the grain.

A very minor point is that the aromatic red cedar on the outside of the rim in view 6 has a glue joint that splays outward, resulting in edge lines that are not quite vertical but that angle outwards from top to bottom.

comments: Nice heft to this one and a relatively high rim which makes it a good bowl for hard candy or something like that.

The billy webb wood on the outer rim of view 7 has an interesting combination of heartwood/sapwood that has produced a nice arch.

views 1c and 1d

view 5b

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