Combining the soft curly maple mentioned in the previous posting with a bit of walnut trim on this bowl gave it a nice banding to set off the curl of the maple. This particular view is rich as it shows the grain running across from bottom to top, and also coming down the right side into the center. And then on the outside of the bowl more of the curl shows right in front.
It seems funny to me now, that I was disappointed with the remainder of this large slab of wood, as it seemed to have little interest compared to the rest of it. See here, here and here for boxes that I made from the other end of it.
Turning the bowl a bit for another perspective on the interest within the wood, this picture from the side reveals lots of little details.
This bowl was designed to be thick and heavy on the bottom so that I can throw keys, change, etc. into it and quickly scoop them back out again without the bowl moving.
The only finish on this bowl is a couple of coats of clear BRIWAX wax. Like the previous bowl, it was sanded to 500 grit and I used a little steel wool after waxing.
The bowl is 7 3/4 inches wide at the top and 2 1/8 inches tall.