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

cocobolo in the front and rear, red elm front right and aromatic red cedar front left and on both side of the rear cocobolo

nice aromatic red cedar crotch; to the right is morado and to the left is cocobolo. The base is also aromatic red cedar

red elm flanked on the left by cocobolo and on the right by bubinga. The moist spots are the natural stain which wasn't fully rubbed off

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

Information on this specific bowl can be seen at: n034