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N123 --- $NOT AVAILABLE
diameter: 7 3/4"
height: 2 1/2"
shipping weight: 2lb 4oz (when asking about shipping costs, please don't forget to give me your zip code)
finish: one coat of natural stain then 5 thin coats of dewaxed shellac topped by 2 coats of clear flat enamel to take the shine off.
COMMENTS: Gorgeous bowl, with terrific contrasting woods and and overall light-colored appearance that I think works wonderfully well. The maple pieces show nice ray flakes (and were selected for that reason) and the staghorn sumac at the top is a real standout. Were it not for the minor issues discussed below, I would have priced this one at $150 but I hate even little flaws, so I've priced it considerably lower.
I ALWAYS POINT OUT ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE COMMENTED ON. THESE ARE (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED) THINGS THAT DO NOT DETRACT FROM THE BEAUTY OF THE BOWL, BUT I WANT TO BE SURE I GIVE A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. SO ... one of the base segments has developed a noticeable crack. Although this IS a flaw I don't consider it a serious one. A couple of the ovals inside the rim have dark stains from where dust from the darker woods got embedded in the grain of the lighter woods. Again, definitely a flaw but not serious. And finally, I stupidly thought that the dark line on the right side of the yew on the bottom rim was a veneer contrast wood but it's actually a place where I did not turn the wood down far enough. My bad for sure, but again, not a seriously flaw since it doesn't really detract from the visual impact of the bowl. BUT ... too many small problems so I've price this one considerably lower than I otherwise would have.