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As the curly koa wood turns

Sam Stephens of Kihei turns a curly koa saltshaker during a demonstration Friday at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center by the Maui Woodturners Association. He is pictured working on a lathe donated to the club by the American Association of Woodturners. The lathe is available for lessons, demonstrations and traveling exhibitions by the nonprofit organization. The Maui Woodturners Association holds monthly meetings, often hosting master woodturners who share their styles and techniques. To learn more, visit www.mauiwoodturners.com.

Third photo: Maui Woodturners Association President Emeliano Achaval of Makawao shows off a bowl he made from milo wood.

Fourth photo: Sunlight shines through a Norfolk pine bowl turned by Maui Woodturners Association Treasurer Wayne Omura of Kula.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos