This is a small Koa dish that has great reddish brown coloration and nice streaking figure. Koa is one of my favorite woods with which to work although it is very expensive and difficult to source. I believe this one of the last, if not the last, piece I have in my extensive wood turning stock stores.
All major cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe, although I do use Robert Sorby bowl gouges for light final passes before sanding. Forward chucking was in a Nova Chuck, while reverse chucking was done using a Nova Chuck with Cole Jaws. Sanding was with Gold and Green Wave sanding discs from Packard Woodworks. Final finish is Shellawax.
As always, I wish all my readers a great experience in whatever your wood working interests happen to be and to those who like working with lathes especially, do a good turn today!