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C174 --- $90.00 --- this is the orientation view --- more pics down below
diameter: 7 1/2"
height: 2 1/2"
finish: finish: 10 thin coats of satin-finish spar polyurethane (with UV blocker)
WOODS USED: [SEE DISCUSSION ON THE MAIN PAGE OF THIS SITE IF ANY OF THIS IS UNCLEAR]
view 1: silky oak, ebony veneer, Honduras rosewood, billy webb wood, BOX
views 2 and 8: beech, curly Honduras mahogany, oasge orange, BOX
view 4: partridgewood, bocote, curly maple, BOX
view 5: mottled sapele, chechem, green-colored tulip poplar, BOX
view 6: walnut, bocote, curly maple, BOX
BOX: top and bottom are padauk and wenge. Inner lamination, in the center from the bottom up are BUTT-END surfaces of; purpleheart, maple veneer walnut, maple veneer, bubinga, purpleheart, beech, padauk, walnut, osage orange, bubinga. To the sides, starting at the curly maple of views 4 and 6 and moving down and in towards the center, are; mahogany, purpleheart, bubinga, maple, walnut, maple, walnut, and then from the lower, outer corner moving up and inward; maple, walnut, maple veneer, zebrawood, aromatic red cedar, purpleheart, maple veneer, walnut, bubinga.
flaws/issues: The mahogany at the upper right and left corners of the BOX each have a slight indentation at their outer edges where they touch the osage orange of views 2 and 8, because The BOX was not properly turned down all the way. The indentation is very slight but it gives the wood a rough look and it can be felt with your fingernail.
LATER: several of the woods have darkened noticeably since these pics were taken many years ago and the visual impact of the bowl is not as great as it was then. It's still a very attractive bowl but I have reduced the price from $110 to $90
comments: The BOX is one of those remnants of the laminations I did up about 20 years ago to use in making play-blocks for my son. The complex nature of that lamination plus the strong grain pattern of several of the woods make this a fairly "busy" bowl, but in what I feel is a good way.
views 5c and 5d
views 3b and 8b
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl