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Hawaiian Curly Koa Wood Natural Rim Bowl, 8" diameter by 5" high

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Aloha!

Please see a description of this item as well as information about my business below. If you are looking for a particular size bowl that is not listed on Etsy, please email me as I have a large inventory of ready-to-finish bowls in many different sizes and woods in my shop. I am local to the Big Island of Hawai`i and have been professionally turning Hawaiian bowls on a lathe for over 30 years. I would love to help you pick the perfect piece that meets your needs and budget. My email address is listed near the bottom of this description. Item ships USPS.

Mahalo!

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This piece is described as:

Unique Hawaiian Koa wood natural rim bowl with 60% curly grain professionally lathe turned by wood turner Timothy Van Cleave on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This stunning bowl is approximately 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches high with a 3/16 inch thickness. This beautiful piece is food safe with a natural oil, satin finish. Makes a beautiful wedding or retirement gift.

Inventory Code: NR1

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Additional Information:

The Craftsman
Timothy Van Cleave developed through the talented hands of renowned master wood turner Jack Straka to become one of Hawaii’s premier wood turners. Born and raised in Hawai`i, Tim was introduced to Jack by his grade school shop teacher where he began to hone the technique and aggressiveness needed to “turn” out high quality, unique pieces of art. A retired U.S. Navy Seabee, Tim’s service took him to Sicily, Italy, Japan, Greece, Bermuda and the Philippines. This worldwide travel has allowed Tim to use ancient Roman sculptures, Michelangelo’s masterpieces, picturesque Oriental settings and the wonders of the natural landscape to enhance his ability in creating new designs. Accentuating the mystique of the female form and maintaining simplicity and smoothness is the challenge of every piece- from the more traditional bowls to platters, goblets, pens and coffee scoops. Having been fortunate enough to get an early, quality start in the craft of wood turning, Tim can only hope there is enough time to fully explore what awaits in the coming years.

The Woods
Koa, a dramatically grained Hawaiian wood, varies in tones from deep rosy brown to gold. It is a major component of the native upland forest, and was used by Hawaiians to make their calabashes (bowls), weapons and their indispensable canoes.
Milo, a native Hawaiian shoreline tree, was a popular shade tree amongst the Hawaiian peoples and is said to have been planted all around the house of King Kamehameha I at Waikiki. Somewhat more rare than Koa, Milo is beautifully grained deep brown with high contrasts of blond, which are occasionally edged with tints of red.
Most Van Cleave wares are crafted from Koa and Milo, though Tim has artfully used Ohia, Kou, Norfolk Pine, Mango, Macadamia Nut, Cinnamon, Kamani, Hau, Olive, Portuguese Cypress, Lychee and others.

The Technique
From his first pieces, Tim understood the preciousness of the native Hawaiian woods resource, and employed sustainable practices in every step of his art. Tim gathers wood primarily from lumber mill reject and tree trimmings. Occasionally, a customers’ treasured but storm damaged tree will become the medium. Back in his shop, Tim analyzes each piece of stock, deciding the best shape for each piece. He creates bowls that are large or small, wide or narrow, and with a finished or beautiful natural edge. Once the design is decided, Tim then subjects the pieces to the “coning” process which hollows out the block into a bowl shape in such a way that results in saved pieces large enough to be used to make smaller bowls, pens, or the handles for coffee scoops. Coning takes a high degree of skill and is a dangerous undertaking, but it is a practice that makes Tim feel responsible and efficient with the resource. When forming each piece on a lathe Tim also employs the “cutting” method, which allows for cleaner cuts and thinner walled bowls. The exquisite satin finishes are the result of five to six steps of sanding and buffing. Finally, each bowl is hand rubbed with mineral oil.

How to care for your bowl
Made of Native Hawaiian hard wood, your piece will give you years of service with simple care. Hand wash with mild soap and water and a soft washcloth or sponge, then rinse well and dry thoroughly. Do not soak, wash in the dishwasher or allow to air dry. Re-oil on occasion with mineral oil. Keep away from heat, cold and direct sunlight.

Van Cleave wares can be found in select art galleries and gift shops across the State of Hawai`i. Prized as collection items and admired for their craftsmanship and roots on the Big Island, Van Cleave wares also make excellent gifts. Contact Tim to collaborate on the perfect unique Hawaiian heirloom to commemorate your special occasion.

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Email Address: trvancleave [!at] msn.com
Website: www.TimsBowls.com

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Proudly a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business
Aloha!

Please see a description of this item as well as information about my business below. If you are looking for a particular size bowl that is not listed on Etsy, please email me as I have a large inventory of ready-to-finish bowls in many different sizes and woods in my shop. I am local to the Big Island of Hawai`i and have been professionally turning Hawaiian bowls on a lathe for over 30 years. I would love to help you pick the perfect piece that meets your needs and budget. My email address is listed near the bottom of this description. Item ships USPS.

Mahalo!

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This piece is described as:

Unique Hawaiian Koa wood natural rim bowl with 60% curly grain professionally lathe turned by wood turner Timothy Van Cleave on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This stunning bowl is approximately 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches high with a 3/16 inch thickness. This beautiful piece is food safe with a natural oil, satin finish. Makes a beautiful wedding or retirement gift.

Inventory Code: NR1

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Additional Information:

The Craftsman
Timothy Van Cleave developed through the talented hands of renowned master wood turner Jack Straka to become one of Hawaii’s premier wood turners. Born and raised in Hawai`i, Tim was introduced to Jack by his grade school shop teacher where he began to hone the technique and aggressiveness needed to “turn” out high quality, unique pieces of art. A retired U.S. Navy Seabee, Tim’s service took him to Sicily, Italy, Japan, Greece, Bermuda and the Philippines. This worldwide travel has allowed Tim to use ancient Roman sculptures, Michelangelo’s masterpieces, picturesque Oriental settings and the wonders of the natural landscape to enhance his ability in creating new designs. Accentuating the mystique of the female form and maintaining simplicity and smoothness is the challenge of every piece- from the more traditional bowls to platters, goblets, pens and coffee scoops. Having been fortunate enough to get an early, quality start in the craft of wood turning, Tim can only hope there is enough time to fully explore what awaits in the coming years.

The Woods
Koa, a dramatically grained Hawaiian wood, varies in tones from deep rosy brown to gold. It is a major component of the native upland forest, and was used by Hawaiians to make their calabashes (bowls), weapons and their indispensable canoes.
Milo, a native Hawaiian shoreline tree, was a popular shade tree amongst the Hawaiian peoples and is said to have been planted all around the house of King Kamehameha I at Waikiki. Somewhat more rare than Koa, Milo is beautifully grained deep brown with high contrasts of blond, which are occasionally edged with tints of red.
Most Van Cleave wares are crafted from Koa and Milo, though Tim has artfully used Ohia, Kou, Norfolk Pine, Mango, Macadamia Nut, Cinnamon, Kamani, Hau, Olive, Portuguese Cypress, Lychee and others.

The Technique
From his first pieces, Tim understood the preciousness of the native Hawaiian woods resource, and employed sustainable practices in every step of his art. Tim gathers wood primarily from lumber mill reject and tree trimmings. Occasionally, a customers’ treasured but storm damaged tree will become the medium. Back in his shop, Tim analyzes each piece of stock, deciding the best shape for each piece. He creates bowls that are large or small, wide or narrow, and with a finished or beautiful natural edge. Once the design is decided, Tim then subjects the pieces to the “coning” process which hollows out the block into a bowl shape in such a way that results in saved pieces large enough to be used to make smaller bowls, pens, or the handles for coffee scoops. Coning takes a high degree of skill and is a dangerous undertaking, but it is a practice that makes Tim feel responsible and efficient with the resource. When forming each piece on a lathe Tim also employs the “cutting” method, which allows for cleaner cuts and thinner walled bowls. The exquisite satin finishes are the result of five to six steps of sanding and buffing. Finally, each bowl is hand rubbed with mineral oil.

How to care for your bowl
Made of Native Hawaiian hard wood, your piece will give you years of service with simple care. Hand wash with mild soap and water and a soft washcloth or sponge, then rinse well and dry thoroughly. Do not soak, wash in the dishwasher or allow to air dry. Re-oil on occasion with mineral oil. Keep away from heat, cold and direct sunlight.

Van Cleave wares can be found in select art galleries and gift shops across the State of Hawai`i. Prized as collection items and admired for their craftsmanship and roots on the Big Island, Van Cleave wares also make excellent gifts. Contact Tim to collaborate on the perfect unique Hawaiian heirloom to commemorate your special occasion.

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Email Address: trvancleave [!at] msn.com
Website: www.TimsBowls.com

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Proudly a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Reviewed by Laura Bahruth
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 25, 2017
Beautiful! Totally happy with this purchase.
Hawaiian Curly Koa Wood Bowl, 5.5" diameter by 2" high

Reviewed by Lori Coffee
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 21, 2017
Hawaiian Koa Wood and Gold T/N Coffee Scoop

Reviewed by Sarah Matulonis
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 8, 2016
Beautiful Koa wood bowl! It'll make the perfect gift!
Reserved for Sarah

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