height: 2 1/2"
shipping weight: 1lb 8oz (when asking about shipping costs, please don't forget to give me your zip code)
finish: one coat of natural stain then 5 coats of clear flat enamel
COMMENTS: The tulip poplar at the top and bottom has a green mineral stain that is unusually strong and consistent, which makes it a real stand-out to woodworkers. The staghorn sumac throughout the middle is one of my favorite woods and it is beautifully offset by the Gaboon ebony veneer. The cypress on the left and right outside has an attractively strong grain line. The sycamore on the left and right inner rim The "type C3" (straight vertical rim and flat bottom) worked well for this combination of woods.
Unlike the normal "C3" type, the edges of the rim are flat-beveled instead of having sharp corners.
All in all, I think this is one of my better bowls
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 ... the sycamore just to the right of the middle in the upper inner rim has a chip-out that is quite noticeable, as you can see in the pic below. This is just one of those things that happens with wood sometimes and I don't like to fill such flaw with wood putty, as I think that looks just as bad as the gap. There is also a minor dip in left edge of the piece of staghorn sumac to the upper left of center. This is because the pith of that wood, which is what occurs at that location, is VERY soft and even a gentle sanding will whisk it away. It's not particularly noticeable visually, but you can definitely feel it.