Oak and Koa Box

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Project by Redoak49 posted 04-27-2017 12:17 AM 690 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my sons 40th Birthday. He made the hammer when he was in high school and I decided to return it to him in a nice box.

The box is made of 3/8” thick Red Oak with 1/4” finger joints at the corners. The finger joints were made on a Leigh D4R. The top panel is some Koa that I picked up in Hawaii and was looking for a good use. The inside was flocked and it was the first time to do this and I am happy with it. It adds a nice touch.

The finish was a seal coat of white shellac followed with 4 coats of wipe on satin poly.

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#1 posted 04-27-2017 01:23 AM

The hammer and the box that it now resides in are both works of art!

Great metal and woodworking too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 04-27-2017 11:27 AM

Beautiful! Box and Hammer ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 04-27-2017 03:02 PM

This is a nice box for this tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 04-28-2017 05:14 PM

Cool gift!

-- Mike

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