Natural Edge Yoke Tree Bowl by Tom Young 4.5″H x 7.5″D $160


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Natural Edge Yoke Tree Bowl by Tom Young 4.5″H x 7.5″D $160

About the Artist

Tom Young is a member of The American Association of Woodturners and a charter member of the Honolulu Woodturners Club.  He is self-taught, beginning in 1990 to turn bowls from local Hawaiian woods and selected other species.

Tom’s bowls are typically about 1/8 inch thick.  The larger the diameter of the bowl, the thicker the walls.  The bowls are sanded with 1000 grit sandpaper, and finished with multiple coats of a Danish type oil. After that the pieces are  polished using Tripoli and White Diamond, and then finally coated with carnauba wax and buffed.

Artist Statement

“I consider my pieces artistic woodturnings as opposed to utilitarian.  They are thin, consistent throughout, and finely finished. The shape flows and does not have any abrupt changes in the curve. While some of the pieces may also be useful, they are made as a visual and tactile art form.  They are things to admire on a shelf, on the table, or in a collection. They are things to be picked up and caressed.”

Yoke or Catalpa

Yoke or Catalpa wood is very soft, weak and brittle, with a very good decap resistance and dimensional stability. It is excellent for working with hand tools and is almost on par with white pine. The wood is mainly used for fenceposts, rails, beams, and crating. Other uses of the wood include millwork, framing, forms, furniture, drawer sides, and general purpose construction.

Catalpa is also used in landscaping for its winter characteristics, lawn trees, park trees, and for its flowering effect.


Weight and measurement in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipping.

Natural Edge Yoke Tree Bowl by Tom Young 4.5″H x 7.5″D $160

Additional information

Weight 10.2 lbs
Dimensions 13.5 × 13.5 × 10.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074