Koa Wood Shadowbox

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-02-2015 11:05 PM 1755 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A Master Chief friend of mine from Hawaii commissioned me to make this Koa wood shadowbox for his retirement. The artwork in the center is my own custom design scrolled from 1/2” Koa. I used dark blue plexiglass behind the artwork as a background. The finish is hand rubbed oil sanded in phases up to 2000 grit. Once dry I applied Black Bison Fine past wax and hand buffed it. This was my first attempt at a hand rubbed finish. The folks at our local Rockler store provided guidance in what to use and how to do it. My buddy was well pleased with the shadowbox.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 11:22 PM

Great work

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 12:33 AM

Great work !....That koa is gorgeous !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 12:52 AM

Koa is awesome! Send me your craps…they make great pen blanks…ha. i made a few small things out of Koa when I was stationed in Hawaii. I actually made a ukulele from scratch…..I’ll have to dig that thing out and post it. This box is probably pretty

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 12:59 AM

That is really nice. What a great piece of Koa to work with. My most favorite wood to work with…just today I have been making a couple Band saw boxes from it. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 03:40 AM


-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 04:46 AM

Thanks for the comments on the Koa box.

Al…yes this was a pretty heavy piece. I won’t send you the scraps but maybe we can swap some material in the future :) I get to your neck of the woods once in awhile. My daughter is stationed at Pax River and I get down there every now and then. Maybe we could get together and talk shop over lunch sometime.

Larry I would like to see those Koa band saw boxes when you get them finished. Be sure to post them.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 02:12 PM

I generaly support and admire the idea putting all those precious medals in display like this one. Great memory and presentation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-22-2015 07:00 AM

very nice wood choice for this shadow box! thanks for posting…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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