Short quiz...see if you can spot the minor flaw in this bowl. (No fair peeking at the thumbnails ahead.):
How about now?
One more hint:
This spalted alder bowl is about 9 3/4" wide by 5" tall...more wood from the lady next door. The nice bark inclusion on the side didn't survive the ride, so it's bit impractical for ice cream or peanuts. Grapefruits, maybe yes.
The finish on the outside is once again Formby's Tung Oil mix, buffed to a nice gloss with tripoli and white diamond, then Renaissance Wax. On the inside I used the low-gloss version of the Formby's Tung Oil mix followed with a white Scotch Brite to create a matte finish. It makes for a neat contrast with the outside.
This is another one folks will either like or not like, but that's just how things "turned" out.
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Comments and opinions (favorable or not) are welcome. The only way I can improve is to hear what people think.