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Project by scrappy posted 1202 days ago 1960 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor went to Hawaii a couple months ago and all he brought me was some Koa wood. (nice neighbor)

He asked if I could make a couple of KEY-CHAINS out of it for him and his son. The rest of it is mine!!!!!!
I will be doing a turning or 2 from the rest.

Here are the key-chains I made.

Both are about 5 inch long and 1 1/2 wide. Sanded and buffed with the Beal buffing system. Final finish is Carnuba wax.

Thanks for looking and please leave all comments.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!





11 comments so far

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DeputyDawg

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#1 posted 1202 days ago

How about that!! This just came in and said you posted it two minutes ago. So it looks like the Dawg get’s first crack at a response. 5”’s now come on how are they going to be able to surf on something that small.
Just pickin on you. Another great job and another great gift of friendship.

-- DeputyDawg

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tdv

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#2 posted 1201 days ago

Ooh that’s nice wood pity he didn’t bring enough to make them full size
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1201 days ago

Very cool project. Think I will have to make some for the boys here at work. A bunch of us surf here in Southern California as you can imagine.

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

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Loucarb

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#4 posted 1201 days ago

Nice job Scrappy & nice wood.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1201 days ago

Hi Dan,
Beautiful job on the key chains. How fitting to be surfboards!!
That koa is very pretty wood but be careful not to run it through your jointer or planer. I had koa flooring that I had to joint and plane and it has inclusions in it and it took out the knives on both machines like right now.

Have a good one,buddy!.................Jim

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

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Seer

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#6 posted 1201 days ago

Looks nice I have a bunch of that for pens and your boards have some nice curl going for them. Love to see what your turnings come out like.
Jerry

-- www.cabinfevercreations.com

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sedcokid

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#7 posted 1201 days ago

Cool Project and Very Cool Friend that brought you the wood!!

Great Job!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Karson

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#8 posted 1201 days ago

A great looking key chain.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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eddy

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#9 posted 1201 days ago

looks cool nice idea

-- self proclaimed copycat

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FloridaArt

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#10 posted 1198 days ago

Very cute. Nice wood for this.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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devann

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#11 posted 1141 days ago

Cool little surfboards. I was admiring some key chain surfboards that Ken90712 made and he mentioned your so I had to come take a look. I was thinking about making a mini surfboard as a gift for a friend not long ago. I want to make one a little bigger, I want it to have at least one fin. Of coarse I have no idea how I’ll make the fin stay on the board.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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