height: 2 1/4""
shipping weight: 2lb 6oz (when asking about shipping costs, please don't forget to give me your zip code)
finish: one coat of natural stain then 7 thin coats of dewaxed shellac
COMMENTS: I just LOVE this one! It's gaudy in what I find to be an attractive way and the undercut rim, which is an extra effort in the turning, really works well and I'm happy I spent the effort on this bowl. The laminations around the bottom came out just the way I wanted, as did the grain pattern on the two pieces of panga panga (nice concentric ovals). All of the yellowheart pieces are quite chatoyant and the two pieces of curly maple are particularly so. In short, this all worked out exactly as I had planned from the start and I'm delighted with the results.
This one took longer to make than most of my bowls and that combined with the beauty is why the price is higher than almost any other of my 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 ... there is a chip-out under the rim on the left side where the two pieces of yellowheart meet. It's ovbious when you look at the bottom of the bowl but given the overall beauty of the bowl, I did not allow this to reduce the price.
POSSIBLY THE GAUDIEST BOWL I'VE EVER MADE, SO
YOU'RE LIKELY TO EITHER LOVE IT OR HATE IT !