Ano is a curly koa wood plate that I hand turned on my lathe. The wood is from a woodturner who retired his lathe and the stock of wood he collected over the years. Koa is a prized wood from Hawaii considered to be the most beautiful of Hawaii’s native hardwoods. The wood shimmers when holding the plate up to natural light.
This koa wood plate measures 8-1/4″ in diameter and 5/8″ tall. I polished the dish with Terra Nova NaturOil. This finish is FDA approved, kosher, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, free of dyes, perfumes, and nut oils that can cause allergic reactions, and protects against drying, cracking, and water damage. I followed the NaturOil with a coat of beeswax for added protection. Additionally, care instructions are included with the purchase of this piece.
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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.