Tom Young Mango Bowl (Sold)

$200.00

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Description

Tom Young Mango Bowl 2.5″ x 8.5″

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.

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 the Wood:

Mango is a large tree often reaching 65 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. The wood has been used in Hawai‘i for carved and turned bowls and furniture. Mango is a relatively soft hardwood, moderately heavy, with specific gravity of 0.57. The color is lustrous blond, frequently showing mottled color variation acquired during drying. Some trees may have dark brown heartwood. The grain is often wavy and often has a pronounced curly or “fiddleback” figure. Though tough, mango wood is perishable and is therefore tricky to season without degrade.

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

Tom Young Mango Bowl 2.5″ x 8.5″

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 15 x 15 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074