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Project by scrappy posted 05-06-2011 04:29 AM 2104 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!





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DeputyDawg

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 04:37 AM

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 05-06-2011 08:58 AM

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 05-06-2011 11:04 AM

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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#4 posted 05-06-2011 12:57 PM

Nice job Scrappy & nice wood.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 02:35 PM

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 05-06-2011 02:59 PM

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 05-06-2011 03:35 PM

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 05-06-2011 06:43 PM

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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#9 posted 05-06-2011 09:48 PM

looks cool nice idea

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#10 posted 05-09-2011 12:50 PM

Very cute. Nice wood for this.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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devann

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#11 posted 07-06-2011 06:15 AM

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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