Silky Oak Bowl with Stippled Honu by Roger Hirlinger 3.5″H x 10.5″D $250

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Silky Oak Bowl with Stippled Honu by Roger Hirlinger 3.5″H x 10.5″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 some of his favorite woods. Most recently he has become interested in wood burning as a way to add visual interest to the less figured (bland) woods. Having recently retired he is looking forward to spending eve more time at the lathe.

Silky Oak

Silky Oak has a light to medium reddish-brown hue, with contrasting rays that are slightly darker can range anywhere from a muted brown to gray color. Despite being more durable than any American oak species, its draw is its aesthetic qualities. Because of its course texture Silky Oak can prove to difficult to plane. Once you’re passed that, it is generally easy to work, and glues and finishes well.

 

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.

Silky Oak Bowl with Stippled Honu by Roger Hirlinger 3.5″H x 10.5″D $250

Additional information

Weight 13.6 lbs
Dimensions 16.5 × 16.5 × 9.5 in

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