This piece was a very rare find, never herd of this New Zealand timber before until I brought it off a wood merchant as a wood turning blank. Was sold and sent to the states as a gift. Every now and then as wood workers we find it hard to part with something we have made, whether it be for cash or as a gift, as i’m sure you can understand I found it hard to part with this one!, reminds me of a summer sunset. And for the record no the outer rim was not flat at one end, it’s just how it turned out in the photo(don’t know why!) and its the only photo of it I have.