90 year old Koa Trinket Box

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Project by grosa posted 12-25-2010 10:15 PM 2667 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This log has been sitting around in the garage for a long time. I finally finished it. The was about 20” long and about 10” in diameter. I re sawed the log as shown in my last post. I sent Dusty the leftover wood so it wouldn’t go to wast. Cant wait to see what he makes with it. This was a gift for my girlfriend for Xmas. It took me a little while to cut it out, 1 week. It took 2 weeks to put a build up of finish on it. The feet are brushed nickel draw pulls. I tried to align the wood grain in each section to give a little more character.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 10:34 PM

Hello everyone, My name is Margaret. I am the proud recipient of this Beautiful jewelry box. I have to say the pictures really don’t do it justice. It is absolutely gorgeous. It makes me feel so special to know the amount of time and thought, as well as love that was put into this. I could not feel more special or loved. Garcia really is a wonderful man, and I love him dearly. I will cherish this jewelry box forever. Thank You every one. I hope that you all have enjoyed your holiday as much as I have mine. Merry Christmas to you all.

-- Have a great day.

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 10:41 PM

Grosa, you my friend are a TRUE artist!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 10:46 PM

Now that is most definitely the coolest! Not only did you nail a home run with this incredible piece, but it sounds the recipient understands what you put into it. Now that makes it all worth it.

Well done Garcia!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 12-25-2010 11:02 PM

Right out there on the leading edge. Great concept, well executed.
You do nice work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 11:11 PM

Beautiful wood and I love the design! Merry Christmas!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 11:27 PM

This is a wonderful piece and most unusual. You have done a great job on this one and I know that your girlfriend must have been thrilled to receive such a wonderful gift.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 12:08 AM

What a piece!!!!!!!!, it will be cherished for many years
and kept by many as it is passed along thru the generations to come.
Great design.

-- Theresa,

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 01:52 AM

excellent work
and design

a real treasure

-- 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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#9 posted 12-26-2010 05:57 AM

I thought it looked great in your first post , but the finish has really brought it to life : )
You didn’t mention what you used for the finish yet …. I hope to be able to justify your leftovers , but as yet , I haven’t been able to think of anything Koa worthy : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 12-26-2010 02:35 PM

A beautiful gift! wow!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 12-26-2010 05:04 PM

Thank you all for all the comments. I used a lacquer for a finish. I hope you all had a great holiday and I hope next year will be a better one for all of you. Thank you.

-- Have a great day.

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#12 posted 12-26-2010 06:11 PM

Yes, It is very beautiful! Great Job Grosa, I sounds like your wife is very happy with the jewelry box you made her. What a great Christmas gift. Merry Christmas & Happy new year to both of you.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 12-26-2010 09:08 PM

Good work, a tip of my hat to you Sir!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#14 posted 12-26-2010 09:26 PM

A labor of love and a gift from the heart….the best kind…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#15 posted 12-27-2010 01:25 AM

Great job on you box. Looks Awsome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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