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Mango/Koa box

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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 06-21-2010 at 02:17 AM 1587 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little box I made out of scrap wood just to try out a new technique. I used my new router table and a dove tail bit to create the a sliding koa lid.
Finished it with 3 coats of wipe-on poly.
The mango has a lot of termite damage but it gives it an interesting look I think.

I am planning on using it for some of my extra shop hardware.

-- Create something everyday.





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patron

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 at 03:13 AM

looks good ,

nice woods .

always good to try new ideas ,
this one will come in handy for
other future projects .

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 at 07:57 AM

Beautiful box, love the patine.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 at 08:06 AM

Good idea and technique. I can use this for glass insert too. I can let glass cutters to provide me a 20 degree angle and could be inserted sideways. I am always thinking how to flush glass on top to a moulding that will not be accidentally push out from below.. Thanks for posting. Enlightening.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 at 09:51 AM

Looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 at 12:33 PM

nice work looks great.

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 at 08:22 PM

Great looking box. Nice job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 06-23-2010 at 10:24 AM

Beautiful. I’ve used Mango and Koa together as well, its a nice combination.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#8 posted 08-01-2010 at 05:36 PM

very cool.nice job

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#9 posted 11-22-2010 at 07:15 AM

Nice box. like the detail on the end of the sliding lid, too. How did you find cutting the koa? Did you dull any cutters with the inclusions in it?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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