Tom Young Kamani natural edge bowl 4.25″ 5.5″ x 6.25″
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 select 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. The pieces are then polished using Tripoli and White Diamond, and then finally coated with carnauba wax and buffed.
“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.”
About the Wood:
Kamani grows near the seashore, and reaches heights of 40 to 60 feet, diameters up to 36 inches. The heartwood is reddish brown, with a moderate density (specific gravity .6). It was traditionally used for bowls. The wood is lustrous and the interlocking grain shows a dramatic braided ribbon stripe on the quartersawn face. It is relatively difficult to work because of the interlocked grain, but very fine cabinetry has been made from it. The doors on the main floor of ‘Iolani Place have panels of Kamani veneer.2
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