‘Rainbow Euclayptus Bowl’ with stippled Honu by Roger Hirlinger 3″H x 11″D $250


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‘Rainbow Euclayptus Bowl’ with stippled Honu by Roger Hirlinger 3″H x 11″D $250

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.

Rainbow Eucalyptus

The Rainbow Eucalyptus is a fast-growing tree that typically reaches a height of 197–246 ft with the trunk up to 240 cm (94 in) in diameter and with buttresses up to 13 ft high. It has smooth, orange-tinted bark that sheds in strips.

As the rainbow eucalyptus sheds, it first reveals a bright green inner bark. Over time, this ages into different colors—blue, purple, orange, and maroon. It is creating colorful striations due to the fact that the tree doesn’t shed all at once.

The wood looks and works like most members of the Eucalyptus family: hard, with an even, close grain; light in color, aging to a reddish-brown.

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.

‘Rainbow Euclayptus Bowl’ with stippled Honu by Roger Hirlinger 3″H x 11″D $250

Additional information

Weight 14.5 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 17 × 9.5 in

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