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Project by jbschutz posted 02-17-2016 03:25 PM 1103 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Harmony ... I am a big fan of Koa wood, but sometimes, pairing it with other woods allows me to stretch my meager supply. In this box, I was able to use some narrow strips of Koa with cherry strips on the edges for the sides and lift, and cherry for the lift-off lid. The color of the cherry plays well with the koa and provides a calm contrast to the figured sides and lift.
The box is approx. 6×10 inches and 4 inches tall. The corners are a dado joint, and the bottom is dadoed-in cherry plywood covered with soft brown leather. The lid is rabbeted to drop into the box about 1/8 inch. The entire box is finished with several coats of satin poly.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 02-17-2016 03:27 PM

John,
Lovely. Koa is always spectacular, and it pairs with cherry nicely indeed.
Roger

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

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Roger

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 04:32 PM

I like this. Clean and simple. That Koa does have a gr8 look to it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 04:51 PM

That is a good looking box. I agree, that Koa is spectacular.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 08:07 PM

John, what woodworker would not love to use Koa? It is marvelous.

I like this box. It is straightforward, clean, well-proportioned, and utilitarian. The angled top and liner dress it up enough to show your excellent craftsmanship. It looks vaguely Shaker. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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kiefer

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 09:03 PM

Well you got out to the shop John.
Nice looking box with a couple of woods that work well together ,the beveled lid and handle sort of give it a Japanese look and feel .
I like it ,well done !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Randy63

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 09:46 PM

Good looking box John. Koa is one of those special woods that work well with many other species. I have a great fondness for Koa, as does my wife.
Randy

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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ruddy

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 10:40 AM

A beautiful piece. Koa is a species we rarely see in this part of the world.
Your box has such nice clean lines. Thanks for sharing you work.
.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 03:13 PM

J B, I really do like this box. It has a bold style and is nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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