Sponsored by the Woodturning Special Interest Group
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:30 pm Via Zoom
Turning a Hawaiian Calabash Bowl Including Repairing & Applying Pewa Patches to Cracks
Emiliano Achaval is a wood lathe artist based in Maui, Hawaii. He started turning about 21 years ago after a huge Big Island Koa tree fell in his yard. He is a self-taught turner using books and old VHS tapes to learn. He helped found the Maui Woodturners Association, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) in February 2016 and is their current president. He is a contributing writer for Woodturning UK. Emiliano turns almost exclusively Koa wood, interspersing occasional turnings from avocado, lychee, and mango or other rare species native to Hawaii - what we in Central New York would call exotics.
Emiliano will join us via Zoom as the demonstrator on the evening of August 10th to present a 90 minute demonstration about the Hawaiian calabash bowl, it's history, how to turn it, and making traditional repairs using Pewa or butterfly patches on cracks. More information on Emiliano can be found on his website - https://www.hawaiiankoaturner.com/
Guests (non-members) are welcome to join us with registration and $10 payable by PayPal using the form below. We ask that all registrations occur prior to Sunday, August 8th.