|Project by jbschutz||posted 06-04-2015 08:16 PM||1060 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Hawaiian Koa Box…with Turtle ....Have I mentioned before how much I love Koa wood?.....probably. On our recent trip to Kaua’i, I picked up a few small pieces of koa to smuggle back to Minnesota. Actually, you don’t have to smuggle it, no restrictions. This is the latest creation, about 6×9 inches, with a book-matched panel for a lid. The panel and the bottom are riding in dados, and the corners are rabbeted, rather than my usual mitered corners and spline arrangement. A simple sea turtle silhouette graces the corner of the lid.
The brass hinges have a built-in stop at 105 degrees. The bottom is lined with grey suede leather, and the finish is satin poly. Mahalo!
-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com