Spalted Mango Bowl by Tom Young 2.5″H x 6″D $150

$150.00

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Spalted Mango Bowl by Tom Young 2.5″H x 6″D $150

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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.”

Mango

Mango wood is derived from the mango tree. This is the same tree that produces the sweet fleshy fruit known as ‘a mango‘, characterised by skin that turns from green to yellow/red and an inside comprised of a large stone surrounded by juicy yellow flesh. Its ‘Latin’ name is mangifera indica.

The tree belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, which also includes:

  • Pistachio
  • Cashew
  • Poison ivy

The mango tree is evergreen and grows to an average height of between 15 and 18 metres (50ft and 60ft).

Mango wood is categorized as hardwood because of its strength, density, attractive looks and of course durability that allows it not to wear out quickly and keep their high luster texture for many years. … Mango’s hardwood consists of very dense grain that is durable, strong and not too hard on tools during woodworking.

 

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

Spalted Mango Bowl by Tom Young 2.5″H x 6″D $150

Additional information

Weight 6.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 8.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074