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

white limba with what my friend Jim Glynn (who gave me this piece of white limba) accurately, if somewhat irreverently, calls bug poop

aromatic red cedar base alredy has a chip in it. &$^#%@ !!!
That brown wood in front is Bolivian rosewood

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

Information on this specific bowl can be seen at: n006