Norfolk Pine Vase with Stippled Honu Band by Roger Hirlinger 9.5″H x 6.25″D $200


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Norfolk Pine Vase with Stippled Honu Band by Roger Hirlinger 9.5″H x 6.25″D $200

About the Artist

His early experiences were as a carpenter and cabinet maker.He didn’t become interested in woodturning until about 12 years ago. Once he started turning, he was hooked and has been an avid turner ever since. Having a well-equipped shop in the back of his Mililani home allows him to prepare,turn and finish bowls without leaving the comfort of home.

Owning a fairly large Powermatic lathe lets him turn projects up to 20 inches in diameter. He prefers turning large bowls and hollow forms. The ability to turn wood that would otherwise be thrown in the landfill into useful objects and art is very fulfilling.

The variety of local woods provides a steady source of material to turn. Lychee, Norfolk Pine and Mango are someof his favorite woods. Most recently he has become interested in wood burning as a way to add visual interest to some of the less figured (bland) woods. Having recently retired he is looking forward to spending eve more time at the lathe.

Norfolk Pine

Norfolk Pine was introduced to the Hawaiian islands originally by Captain Cook. The tree is endemic to Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and New Caledonia. Cook noted the presence of large forests of tall, straight trees that appeared to be suitable for use as masts and yards for sailing ships. However, later it was found that Norfolk Island pine trees were not resilient enough for those uses and the industry was abandoned.

It is a slow growing tree, reaching a height of 160–210 ft. Its trunk has straight vertical and symmetrical branches. Norfolk Pine is light brown, with red or yellow variations. Sometimes, the wood is marked by blue-gray fungal staining, which turns black when finished. Norfolk Pine is a soft wood, making it easy to work with.


Mahalo for purchasing a beautiful wood piece from Nohea Gallery. In caring for the item, please note that wood and water are not a good mix and direct sunlight could fade the wood.

The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.

Norfolk Pine Vase with Stippled Honu Band by Roger Hirlinger 9.5″H x 6.25″D $200

Additional information

Weight 12.3 lbs
Dimensions 12.25 × 12.25 × 15.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074