Koa bowl

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 04-08-2016 10:33 AM 869 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since my first and second bowls that I turned (ever), I have turned a few more. I took a seminar at Lee Valley that helped my turning skills quite a bit. Here is a bowl I turned for a gift for some friends last summer.
It is made of Hawaiian Koa, and has some very nice sapwood included on the edges.
It is approx. 8” round and 2” deep. Finish is Danish oil and paste wax.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

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#1 posted 04-08-2016 01:45 PM

Does KOA have a tendency to split when turned? It’s certainly beautiful. Military vanacqular, “Ya done good”

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#2 posted 04-08-2016 02:42 PM

Great job. Koa is such a nice looking wood.

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#3 posted 04-09-2016 09:17 PM


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