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N106 --- $140.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9"
height: 2 1/2"

finish: one application of natural stain then 4 coats of high gloss spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)


base: sapele

view 1: redheart over mahogany over birch, santos mahogany, cocobolo, zircote, BOX

view 2: chechem (mistakenly marked as Honduras rosewood on the bowl blank), afrormosia

view 3: chechem (see note below on cracks), prima vera, shedua, BOX

view 4: olive over redheart over birch, black ash

view 5: padauk, box elder, macawood, zircote, BOX

view 6: bocote, afrormosia

view 7: curly maple, prima vera, shedua, BOX

view 8: cabreuva, gaboon ebony, black ash

BOX: bocote (see note below on growth rings)

flaws/issues: the chechem in view 3 has several cracks. I knew that when I selected the piece --- it's just such a gorgeous piece of that species that I couldn't resist using it even though I knew the cracks would show up. The bocote in the very center developed a hairline crack after the bowl sat on the shelf for a while. It is very thin and you can't see it unless you get the light to reflect dirctly off of that area of the bowl and it is only lightly perceptable to the touch. The olive in view 4 has a natrual crack that shows up as a dark line (it is also slightly perceptable if you run your fingernail over it)

comments: The bocote in the box has an interesting gradation of growth rings from very narrowly spaced at the bottom to considerably wider at the top. It is possible that this occured because of differences in yearly growth but it is much more likely due to the piece being rift cut.

Unfortunately, the box elder in view 5 has nice red streaking only on the bottom of the bowl and just some light pink tint on the top

The bocote in view 6 is excellent, as is the ebony in view 8 (the white section at the bottom of the ebony is not sapwood, it's a thin layer of birch veneer).

The curly maple in view 7 is hightly chatoyant as is the mahogany in view 1. The chechem in views 2 and 3 and the padauk in view 5 are also chatoyant

views 7c and 1d

views 2a and 5b

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