Tom Young Macadamia Bowl 2.5″H x 6″D $188


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Tom Young Macadamia Bowl 2.5″H x 6″D $188

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.”

About Macadamia Wood

Macadamias are large, spreading evergreen trees reaching 30 to 40 ft. high and almost as wide. The bark is rough, brown and dark red when cut. The tree was introduced into Hawaii about 1881 as an ornamental tree and for reforestation purposes. The Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station named and introduced several promising selections in 1948. This led to Hawaii’s modern Macadamia industry. In California two seedling Macadamias were planted in the early 1880’s and are still standing on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The importation of improved varieties into California from Hawaii began about 1950.


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

Tom Young Macadamia Bowl 2.5″H x 6″D $188

Additional information

Weight 6.4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 8.5 in