To set the stage, Daniel starts with a rather conventional Brandy/Apple bowl that features a superb stain and fine grain. Setting the stage, in this case, means creating an intuitive central point of focus in order to enhance the unexpected to follow, and the unanticipated surely does. The implied joint includes two prominent features: a larger oval which acts as a false mount (the actual mount lies just fore of the saddle of the stem), and the sudden shank reduction as it transitions onto the bowl. In addition to adding an insane amount of cool to the presentation, that slimming and subsequent disc provides a resting place that seems custom made for your ring finger. Mustran is rightfully applauded for his choice of accessorizing materials, and that fine inlay of paduak makes for a splendid finishing touch.
R. Bear Graves
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