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B162 --- $95.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
height: 2 1/2"
finish: one application of natural stain then 3 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: padauk over zircote, osage orange, BOX
view 2: billy webb wood, English brown oak, osage orange, BOX
view 3: redheart, maple, redheart, maple veneer, ebony veneer, maple veneer, redheart, tatajuba, BOX
view 4: sycamore, redheart, padauk, red aromatic cedar, BOX
view 5: cherry, machiche, osage orange, BOX
view 6: imbuia (sapwood but with a nice grain pattern), redheart, padauk, red aromatic cedar, BOX
view 7: bocote, cocobolo over walnut, Peruvian walnut over a maple thin, BOX
view 8: English brown oak, English brown oak, osage orange, BOX
BOX: moving up from the bottom; maple, dark cocobolo, paela, cocobolo, osage orange, ebony veneer, sapele. To the immediate sides of the middle is anarywood under ebony veneer under canarywood and then to the side of that is a slant lamination of two pieces of wenge and one piece of padauk. The upper canarywood is separated from the makore by ebony veneer.
flaws/issues: The maple thin under the Peruvian walnut in view 7 turned off somewhat raggedly at its ends.
The inner piece of EB oak in view 8 has a crack on the bottom that is not particularly visible but is noticeable to the fingernail and the EB oak in view 2 has a similar crack on the top, that is slightly visible and definitely noticeable to the fingernail. These two pieces of EB oak clearly came from the same larger piece and it had an internal crack but unless you catch the light just right, they look like part of the grain pattern.
LATER NOTE: I see now that the padauk piece on the left side of the BOX has developed a stress fracture that is quite apparent on the top of the bowl and the entire left side of the box has shifted enough that you can fell it on the bottom of the bowl (less so on the top). Because of this, I've dropped the price from $180 to $95. I HATE to do it on this bowl but I'm very strict about not selling flawed bowls for anything like what I would charge for them without the flaws. The bowl has now been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years so further movement is very unlikely. Also, the osage orange pieces have darkened to a dark golden tan
comments: I really think the BOX is spectacular on this one. Not only are the woods excellent, but also it's one of those where the joints are such that I look at it and think "wait a minute ... how did I DO that???".
Really excellent woods throughout this bowl, with the single exception of the bocote in view 6 which is a poor sample of that normally more attractive wood.
views 1c and 3c
views 5c and 7c
views 2b and 8b
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl