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N106 --- $140.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
height: 2 1/2"
finish: one application of natural stain then 4 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]
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