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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 1514 days ago 1350 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first box, which I made over the weekend out of Koa. I’m pretty happy with it. I haven’t put a finish on it yet, I was thinking boiled linseed oil maybe.
What are your thoughts?

Updated with the finished box. Boiled Linseed Oil and 4 coats of poly.

-- Create something everyday.





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Maveric777

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#1 posted 1513 days ago

So much better than my first box. Very well done. As far as BLO (boiled linseed oil) goes I use it a lot. One finish I use regularly is BLO and wipe on poly. I have been pretty pleased with the results.

Keep the projects coming….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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TheMechanic007

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#2 posted 1513 days ago

Very nice, BLO would be a great choice i think…

-- Chris From Maryland, If it aint broke, You havent tried fixin it yet...

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Bradford

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#3 posted 1513 days ago

BLO and wipe on poly would make it slightly more resistant to scratches. Adding a chain stop or a lid support to the lid and base will prevent the hinges from racking. Inset a rare earth magnet in the base and a steel brad in the lid for a simple lid lock. otherwise, the perfect box.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Walt M.

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#4 posted 1513 days ago

Very nice box

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1513 days ago

Excellent job, especially for your first!

BLO would be great. As others have mentioned. poly after the BLO cures will give a little more “depth” and protection.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Chauncey

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#6 posted 1513 days ago

Nice box. I would like to see pictures after you put the finish on. Im interested in how the BLO will look.

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lumberdustjohn

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#7 posted 1513 days ago

very nice!

Thanks for posting

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Tom

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#8 posted 1513 days ago

Very nice, what’s next??

-- Tom

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#9 posted 1513 days ago

Awesome!
Awaiting box #2!

-- dumpster diver delux

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1513 days ago

Love that Koa good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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olg28

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#11 posted 1513 days ago

First try, first success… this a very nice box

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Mary Anne

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#12 posted 1513 days ago

Nice looking first box. BLO will bring out the wonderful depth of the koa grain.

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Jonathan

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#13 posted 1513 days ago

Great job so far. Can’t wait to see that grain pop once you finish it. I have not yet used BLO, so I can’t directly speak for it, but from what I’ve heard, it should be a great choice for this, as others have already stated.

Post more pictures once you’ve decided upon and applied your finish, please!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Eagle1

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#14 posted 1513 days ago

Good job on your first.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#15 posted 1513 days ago

Awesome job! Welcome to the addicting and in my case money making world of boxes! Daring of you to try mortising hinges on your very first box! I love Koa to so you struck the right chord with me. Im currently waiting for a maple and curly Koa box to finish gluing!

Keep up the good work!

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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