Koa Leaf

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Koa Leaf....Once in a while you get a piece of wood that needs to be something special. My older son, who lived in Honolulu, HI at the time, sent me a package of wood for Christmas. He isn’t a wood worker, but he did a pretty good job selecting this particular piece. The top has cross-grain highlights that are holographic. The wood looks like it is wavy. The box is about 5×8 inches with maple splines, leaf lid-stop, and curved sides. The inset lid is hinged with hidden steel pins. Hand-rubbed poly finish.
(Take note of the two part leaf….the grain of each half runs at a 45 degree angle to the center vein.)

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 01:23 AM

Nicely done. Very nicely done.

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

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 01:23 AM

That is awesome! I really love the leaf handle. The color of the wood and grain is amazing. Very spectacular box. Welcome to Lumberjocks!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 01:28 AM

Gorgeous box

Thanks, and Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 01:53 AM

Nothing short of spectacular!

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

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 01:55 AM

Gorgeous wood and the leaf is an awesome detail : )
Don’t be afraid to post more pictures of this beauty !!

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

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 01:58 AM

ive always loved koa..and you have done w wonderful job of making use of this piece…its just beautiful i like the curved sides…very nice touch….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 02:11 AM

Wonderful looking wood and box.

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 02:16 AM

Very Nice!


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#9 posted 01-13-2011 02:26 AM

Another absolute beauty John, you do some fine work !
This Koa is really pretty!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 01-13-2011 02:40 AM

Stunning box well doen. The finish work is spot on. Great color!

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

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#11 posted 01-13-2011 05:03 AM

Have to agree with the crew it a special piece of wood. Well done showcasing it, thanks for showing…BC

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 05:11 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. I sometimes feel like it is my job to make a piece of wood reach its true potential…...maybe some day I will, too….......

-- jbschutz

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#13 posted 01-13-2011 05:35 AM

Beautiful piece! Very well done.

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#15 posted 01-13-2011 04:59 PM

The leaf really adds to it. Beautiful!

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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