This rippled ash bowl is only 13 cm in diameter. The ripple figure crosses the straight lines of the grain giving a striking effect. It is a bowl for display, if possible on a well-lit shelf.
The timber came from a log that I got from a local tree surgeon. Until I cut into it, I thought I would use it for utility salad bowls, because ash, though an attractive and strong wood, usually has little in the way of prominent features. But the ripple figure was extensive throughout. I was lucky to find this wood.
Here is some information about ripple figure.