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N109 --- $125.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9 1/2"
height: 2 1/2"

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


base: yellowheart

view 1: macawood, paela, aromatic red cedar, BOX

view 2: canary, osage orange

view 3: paela, cherry, imbuia, prima vera, BOX

view 4: osage orange over thick walnut veneer over two layers of ash veneer over two layers of mahogany veneer over tulip poplar over thick walnut veneer over maple veneer over macawood, then all of that backed by ? (grainy, slightly reddish, wood), okoume, redheart, BOX

view 5: spalted red oak, olive over aromatic red cedar, ebony veneer, olive, and all of that over ebony veneer over aromatic red cedar, then osage orange, pine, BOX

view 6: canary, ebony veneer, Honduras mahogany

view 7: zebrawood, tulip poplar, redheart, curly maple with a brown heartwood streak, lacewood, BOX

view 8: sycamore, tulip poplar (with green mineral stain)

BOX: bottom piece is machiche and the top two pieces are cocobolo over paela. Middle is, from left to right, ? (reddish brown), prima vera(?), bocote, maple veneer, bocote, aromatic red cedar, cocobolo, redheart, ? (slightly streaky brown wood)

flaws/issues: The imbuia in view 3 has a void streak that I count as "character" now a flaw.

LATER: the osage orange in views 2 and 4 has darkened noticeably

comments: This is a fairly "busy" bowl but with excellent woods throughout and I think it works well. The zebrawood in view 7 is very nice, the tulip poplar in view 8 has a wonderfully uniform green color (caused by mineral staining that rarely is this uniform), the ebony veneer in views 5 and 6 works very nicely, the canary in view 6 is terrific (more visible under the rim than on top --- see the lower left of view 5d below), the macawood in view 1 is chatoyant, and the bocote in the BOX is very vibrant. The canarywood in view 2 has a beautiful red bug track under the rim.

The paela in view 3 has dark orange patina on the face towards the middle of the bowl and lighter orange from there outward. It is lightly chatoyant at the top of the rim.

views 1c and 3c

views 5c and 7c

views 5b and 8b

view 5d

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