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N80 --- $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]
base: curly maple
view 1: red oak, bubinga, aromatic red cedar, canary, ebony thin, ?(reddish brown wood), BOX
view 2: tulip poplar with light green color, maple, paela, machiche, BOX
view 3: billy webb wood, black ash, basswood, BOX
view 4: ?(reddish wood) on the outside, then aromatic red cedar over cowtree over African blackwood over cowtree over birch, aromatic red cedar thin, maple veneer, aromatic red cedar, then all of that backed by padauk veneer (nice oval inside the rim), ?(tan thin), pine, padauk, maple veneer, purpleheart veneer, ash veneer, mahogany veneer, BOX
view 5: nothing at the rim, but then inside: walnut, bloodwood, walnut veneer, bloodwood, ?(yellowish with ray flakes), BOX
view 6: paela, machiche, tulip poplar with mineral stain turning it a deep blackish green,
view 7: birch, osage orange, padauk, paela (with a large rot-void; see comments below), makore, BOX
view 8: aromatic red cedar, wenge, oak veneer, walnut veneer, holly veneer, mahogany thin, holly veneer, walnut veneer, oak veneer, osage orange, ebony thin, and then the wenge of the BOX
BOX: lower left slant is wenge and the horizontal piece next to it is cowtree and up at the top is a thin horizontal piece of yew. The rest, from the left, is: a thin sliver of maple veneer, thick walnut veneer, maple veneer, redheart, cocobolo, maple veneer, cocobolo, redheart(?), thick walnut veneer, maple veneer, mahogany veneer, maple veneer, thick walnut veneer, canary, Honduras rosewood
flaws/issues: on the bottom of the paela in view 7, near the base, is a hollowed out section that was an area of rot that wasn't apparent until the wood was turned. It's about the size of what you would get if you took a cigarette, clipped off one end an inch long and then split that lengthwise. I cleaned it out with a small rotary wire brush, but otherwise left it alone, as I do not like to use wood-filler for such voids. You can see it clearly in view 5d below and there's a closeup of it at the bottom of the page.
The billy webb wood in view 3 has expanded just slightly so that you can feel its left edge jutting out by a hair's breadth away from the tulip poplar in view 2. It's so small that you can barely see it but you can feel it with your finger.
LATER: the tulip poplar in view 2 has changed from light green to tan, the osage orange in view 8 has darkened to a light golden brown, and a few of the other woods are slightly less vibrant than they were when the pics were taken many years ago.
comments: the paela in view 6 is a real standout, with the deep orange color that so frequently only shows up as a patina for about 1/8" showing, in this piece, all the way through. The billy webb wood in view 3 has very nice ray flakes.
views 1c and 5d
view 3b showing the nifty ray flakes in the billy webb wood. The curly maple base actually looks just slightly better than what shows up here
closeup of the underside void in view 7d
view 1c as the bowl blank and then as the finished bowl