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Project by anastacia_elon posted 03-25-2015 10:51 PM 1551 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a many first for me. Working with this raw beautiful wood was a delight but also somewhat difficult. Its a very a heavy porous wood. I dont have a planer so there was alot sanding that took place. I did a lot of research on how to finish monkey pod. Even though it was time consuming it was so worth it.

-- LaShunda - No Final destination moments please !





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 10:55 PM

What a beautiful piece. You did a wonderful job on that one. I also like working with Monkey Pod….have you worked much with Koa. Most of what I build is from our locally grown woods. Which Island are you located…I’m on the Big Island.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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anastacia_elon

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 11:09 PM

Thank you, I really enjoyed working with this wood. It was a challenge but I got through it .No I haven’t worked with Koa. I would love to work more local woods. Haven’t really had the opportunity. I’m on Oahu.

-- LaShunda - No Final destination moments please !

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 01:38 AM

Gorgeous piece of work! Thank you for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 03-26-2015 02:24 AM

Beautifully made chest. The wood seems to blend together. Very nice work.
I heard of Monkey Pod, but never worked with it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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anastacia_elon

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#5 posted 03-26-2015 03:59 AM

Thank you Richard and Dave. Means a lot since Ive always used lumberjocks for inspiration, but finally had the balls to join yesterday ;P.

-- LaShunda - No Final destination moments please !

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#6 posted 03-26-2015 05:28 AM

Nice work monkeypod is so popular here now

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 11:01 AM

welcome to LJ’s..good to see another gal here. I have some monkey Pod and have squirreled it away for something special..it’s so gosh darn pretty. Hope you keep posting and sharing.

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anastacia_elon

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#8 posted 03-26-2015 08:14 PM

Thank you Joseph. Michelletwo,thank you :). Yes its always nice to meet other women out there working with wood.

-- LaShunda - No Final destination moments please !

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