I don't do many solid turnings, but when I got in this cocobolo block I just couldn't stand the thought of cutting it up for pieces for my other bowls and felt it should be a bowl of its own.

NOTE: I have discovered that this is NOT cocobolo It's probably granadillo.

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

unfortunately, the sapwood really is as ugly as it shows up here, but it does present a nice contrast and gives the piece some character

A nice crotch section that unfortunately only shows up from the bottom. The base is walnut and still needs to have the felt pad added.

this pic gives the bowl a bulbous look that it doesn't actually have --- the distortion is due putting the camera too close to the bowl