Kurly Koa

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Project by jbschutz posted 10-11-2014 02:42 PM 1394 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Koa and Oak box with Polynesian fish hooks. Another of the tapered-side boxes….this time, curly koa and quarter sawn oak. The sides are solid koa, tapered 10 degrees with mitered corners. The lid is shaped oak with koa veneer. The lift is oak, accented with a pair of carved mango Polynesian fish hooks. The interior tray is oak with a koa accent lift and lined with black suede, as is the box bottom. The box is approx. 6×6 inches and is finished with satin poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 10-11-2014 03:04 PM

Sitting here and this just popped up. Spectacular. One of your finest I think. The wood combination is great, but the lift is really nicely done. The whole thing comes together wonderfully. The tapered tray tops it off, and adds a bit more useable space. I absolutely love this one! Don’t think I’d part with this one…

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 10-11-2014 05:27 PM

Beautiful wood and construction! The double mitered corners are over the top (I can’t even get single miters to come out right, yet)!
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 10-11-2014 05:51 PM

John, this a really nice box. Accomplished joinery and a good overall look and feel to it.

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

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#4 posted 10-11-2014 06:44 PM

Nice One John !
Love the look of the koa and the oak makes a nice accent ,the fish hooks are just a super touch and complete this box nicely .
I admire your skill carving these little fish hooks and also your trademark leaves ,one day you will see a box I made with the leaf you gave me .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 10-11-2014 11:02 PM

Very attractive, great design and fine craftsmanship—an outstanding piece!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 10-12-2014 04:05 PM

Very nice John. Like the shape and of course the Koa.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#7 posted 10-12-2014 08:14 PM

John – wow, another beautiful box…..the Koa is really interesting wood, and your extra detail is always makes the box. Nice work my friend…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 10-13-2014 08:53 PM

That is off the charts! Great craftsmanship.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 10-19-2014 09:45 PM

Super nice John

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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