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About Akamai Woods

Aloha welcome to my web-site, I’ve been a woodturner/artist since 2001 and a member of the prestigious American Association of Woodturners which is over 10,000 members strong. I’m an active member of the local chapter, known as the Big Island Woodturners (B.I.W). I have attended one- and two-day demonstration classes by some of the top woodturners in the nation and the world. I enjoy all aspects of woodturning/woodworking and it is my joy to bring my finished works to you.

I’ve entered many shows and have done well. As a successful artist, I remain humble and feel very blessed to have such a gift. To date I have produced over 1000 bowls. I’ve been commissioned by the local Harley dealer to make koa trophies and commissioned to make lamps, toys, and furniture.

I’ve never been motivated by fame or fortune, but by simply having the ability to produce something beautiful with my hands, and a great love for woodworking. I’m always willing to take time to teach my skills like tool sharpening, tool control, and shapes and forms to those that need help and are just starting out.

I often get involved with local charities by donating bowls that are actioned off to raise money, I’ve raised many thousands of dollars and would like to raise more. I’m currently working on a project to make toys for children that are in need here in the state of Hawaii as well as children at Saint Judes Hospital.

Syd with 2010 Piko Award winning work

Syd with his Piko Awards 1st Place work.

Royal Order of Kamehameha I seal
Kālai ‘Umeke
Official Bowl Maker of the
Royal Order of Kamehameha I