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C160 --- $95 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below

diameter: 9"
height: 2 1/2"

finish: one application of natural stain then 2 coats of high gloss spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)


base: makore

view 1: aromatice red cedar, (slanting zebrawood is from view 8), cowtree, purpleheart (very dull color), BOX

view 2: redheart, chechem over aromatic red cedar over holly veneer over mahogany, padauk, BOX

view 3: African mahogany (highly chatoyant), cowtree, BOX

view 4: ? (golden brown), thick mahogany veneer

view 5: sapodilla over mahogany, maple veneer, thick mahogany veneer, maple veneer, bocote, canary, BOX

view 6: hard maple, ? (looks like walnut sapwood), BOX

view 7: redheart, African blackwood over redheart, paela, redheart, African blackwood, BOX

view 8: paela over mahogany veneer over cocobolo (almost all sapwood), zebrawood, BOX

BOX: from the bottom: yew, bocote, redheart, bocote, makore(?), ? (slanting in from the left, a reddish brown wood), purpleheart, sen, bloodwood, wenge, pine(?), ? (small and reddish brown), osage orange, prima vera, redheart, mahogany, purpleheart(?), maple, then the canary from view 5. On the left is bloodwood

flaws/issues: In the box, there is a separation near the bottom between the redheart and the bocote above it. Actually, I don't think this is a stress separation, I think it is an incredibly sloppy sanding job on my part that made the glue joint poor. In the middle left of the box, the reddish wood just below the purpleheart has some very small gum voids. A few of the colors are now just slightly less vibrant than shown here.

comments: The BOX was tedious to make because the angle used made the clamping and gluing rather difficult. Reasonably nice effect but I probably won't do any more like this 'cause it's more work that it seems to be worth.

The paela in view 8 is a particlarly nice piece with just a stunningly bright orange color (the view of it in view 1c below shows it as being more yellow than is actually the case). The African mahogany in view 3 is highly chatoyant and the bocote in view 5 has an unusually regular, and quite striking, grain pattern.

Lots of nice wood througout

views 1c and 5c

views 5d and 7b

view 1c as bowl blank and as finished bowl