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Emiliano Achaval
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  Awards, Cremation urns, Custom woodturning, Private instruction, Writing
  Bowl, Boxes, Functional, Hollow Forms, Natural edge turning, Platter, Threaded boxes
  Bowl, Boxes, Functional
  Chapter meetings, Shop or studio
  Media Articles, YouTube, Vimeo or other online video productions
  Craft Fairs, Direct, Internet, Wholesale
  www.hawaiiankoaturner.com
  Functional pieces
   I'm an almost full time woodturner on the island of Maui, Hawaii. I started turning 20 years ago, when a giant Koa tree had to be taken out on my propertyo show me something "easy" to do with the wood... My family owns a large cattle ranch and I have acces to a lot of windfall and comercial harvested leftover Koa. I'm lucky that comercial operations leave behind all crotches! My trip to the mountains are marked by a happy return with my truck loaded with beautiful Koa croctches. I'm known as the Koa guy...
I love to do functional bowls and all the variations of ancient Hawaiian calabashes, along with the usual "Pewa" patch repair. I enjoy doing natural edge bowls, boxes, lidded bowls and custom commission work for weddings, birthdays, anniversarys etc. Koa is more than a wood in Hawaii, a nice piece becomes a family heirloom, cherish and handed down thru generations.
There is an abundance of wonderful woods in Hawaii, I have worked a lot of them, Lychee, Avocado, Mango, Milo, Macadamia, Ohia and more, but I always go back to my first love, Koa...
In February of 2016 we started the Maui Woodturners Association, I'm one of the founders, and the first President.
In 2017 I started writing for Woodturning UK magazine. I'm really having a great time working with Mark Baker, the editor. Aloha
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  5/1/2003
  96768
  Advanced level
  Bowl, Boxes, Hollow Forms, Traditional Woodturning
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  Maui Woodturners Association
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