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N98 --- $150.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
height: 3 1/2"
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: Honduras mahogany
view 1: douglas fir, mahogany, basswood, canary, two layers of purpleheart veneer, canary, BOX
view 2: cocobolo with rather ugly sapwood on the lower half, osage orange, redheart, BOX
view 3: redheart, paela, shedua, aromatic red cedar with sapwood, lacewood, BOX
view 4: oxhorn, redheart, paela, redheart, holly veneer, purpleheart veneer, maple veneer, walnut veneer, BOX
view 5: paela, cocobolo, canary, padauk, BOX
view 6: padauk, 2 layers of ebony veneer, padauk, osage orange, redheart, holly veneer, purpleheart veneer, maple veneer, walnut veneer, BOX
view 7: the middle section, top to bottom is: mottled sapele, aromatic red cedar, cowtree, purpleheart veneer, oak veneer, purpleheart veneer, ?(partridgewood?). On each side is redheart and then the whole thing is backed by red oak, eucalyptus, lacewood, BOX
view 8: chechem, redheart, redheart, BOX
BOX: the bottom section, mirrored from the inside outwards, is: gaboon ebony, maple veneer, ?, walnut veneer, maple (butt end), walnut veneer, maple (side grain), wenge veneer, tulip polpar, red oak (butt end). Upwards from that is aromatic red cedar, padauk (butt end), purpleheart, tulip poplar, mahogany. The upper section starts off in the middle with a lamination of maple, walnut, and mahogany veneers, then buginga (butt end), aromatic red cedar, osage orange, obeche, and then an inverted triangle of padauk (butt end) and western fir. The upper section has tiny wedges of western fir at the lower outside corners. All of the disks are bocote (butt end).
flaws/issues: The upper two bocote disks in the BOX have slight flaws in the joint (probably chipout due to the fact that they are butt-end-on to the turning)
LATER: the osage orange in views 2 and 6 has darkened to a golden tan
comments: VERY "busy" but with excellent woods throughout, and the unusual (for me) addition of "disks" of bocote in the BOX.
I had been wanting to try out the bocote disks and the need to fix a flaw in the BOX of this bowl gave me the perfect excuse, plus I was particularly willing to do it with this bowl since it is already "busy" and a little more doesn't seem to me to detract from it. I rather like the way it turned out, and may do more of these (that is, with disks of some sort).
Looking into view 1 and across to the inside of view 5 shows a really nice pattern of the joining of the laminations from views 4 and 6 as you can see in the first pic directly below.
The paela in view 5 is nicely chatoyant, as is the chechem in view 8, the oxhorn in view 4, and all of the base segments, but the real standout is the paela in view 3 which is not only chatoyant but also has a beautiful deep orange color
view 5b, and here you get a hint of the chatoyancy of the oxhorn in view 4
view 6a showing nice use of ebony veneer to set off the oval of padauk
bowl blank and finished bowl, both from view 1c, showing that the bocote disks were added later (see comments)