Koa, anyone?

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Blog entry by WordCooper posted 11-12-2011 07:18 PM 1122 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Anybody in the Portland-Vancouver area looking for some rare Koa wood from Hawaii?

I have a beautiful slab from Maui, about 57” long by 15” wide by just over 2” thick—almost 12 board feet of this rare and gorgeous wood.

This is a section cut through the base of a branch so it includes some wonderful crotch grain.

One significant check, which still allows two major cuttings—one of about 52”x5”x2,” and one of about 48”x7”x2”

Anyone with a lathe could get a winter’s worth of 2×2 turning blanks.


(I used rubbing alcohol to highlight the grain for the photos)

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 08:36 PM

Wow, that would keep me going for months. Shame I’m far away in the UK.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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