Tom Young Maple Box with Pink Flower Inlay 2.75″ x 3″

$170.00

Description

Tom Young Maple Box with Pink Flower Inlay 2.75″ x 3″

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:

“Acer  is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple. The genus is placed in the Sapindaceae family. There are approximately 128 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a number also appearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America. Only one species, Acer laurinum, extends to the Southern Hemisphere. The type species of the genus is the sycamore maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, the most common maple species in Europe.”

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

Tom Young Maple Box with Pink Flower Inlay 2.75″ x 3″

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 9 x 9 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074