the finish is presently just a coat of natural stain to block moisture absorption

ziricote in front, canary in the rear

mahogany base still needs to have the mounting holes plugged. That very nice piece of flaky wawabima on the right front doesn't even show up from the top, which is a shame, 'cause as you can see in the closeup below, it's really pretty.

NOTE: this bowl has been finished and is now available on my bowl-sale site:

Information on this specific bowl can be seen at: n003