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B215 --- $90.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 7"
height: 2 1/2"

finish: 7 coats of satin-finish spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)


base: shedua

view 1: redheart, ipe, basswood, BOX

view 2: padauk, canary, BOX

view 4: bocote, canary, redheart, BOX

view 5: wenge, canary, BOX

view 6: Senegal rosewood, hard maple, mahogany, BOX

view 8: bocote, paela, Honduras rosewood, BOX

BOX: left and right are padauk and then on the left curly maple and on the right yellowheart. Top and bottom are wenge. Lamination in the middle is, left to right, little bitty wedges of mahogany, yellowheart, machiche, curly maple, wenge, redheart

flaws/issues: The turning of the joint between the bowl's flat surface and the inner vertical rim is less than perfect and shows a slight indentation all around instead of a perfect right angle joint as it should be. The bocote pieces have darkened noticeably as has the padauk in view 2. It's still a gorgeous bowl, but this reduction of the visual impact of the bowl has caused me to drop the price from $110 to $90.

comments: The rim is a little thicker than normal for a "C3" type bowl and the reason is that had I turned it down further I believe I would have had serious problems with chipout in the numerous edge pieces that now show up as vertical wedges along the inner rim.

The grain in the wenge in the BOX turned out even better than I had hoped --- really spectacular flat cut grain pattern which unfortunately doesn't show up well in the pics, and the top of the rim in view 5 is almost as good. All of the woods in this one are really terrific with the single exception of the mahogany in view 6 which is perfectly good mahogany but definitely bland compared to the rest of the bowl.

views 5c and 5d

views 3c and 7c

views 2b and 6b

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