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Koa-Fishhook Box. I brought back a suitcase full of Koa from one of our trips to Kauai and wanted to create something with an island flavor ….... This Koa box with curved sides, maple splines and carved maple Polynesian fishhook. The lid is hinged with hidden pins. Approx. 5×8 inches. Finished in hand-rubbed poly.

-- jbschutz





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Gary

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#1 posted 978 days ago

I like that. Really cool design.. Wish you had posted more pic’s

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 978 days ago

John,
It’s easy to rave about the koa, but it’s more the tasteful design of the box that really comes through. The shape, the craftsmanship, the carving; all this combines to make a box that really works. It’s a box I would display proudly.
Roger

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

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 978 days ago

Handsome work! I really like the hook carving on top… very nice feel to it… Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 978 days ago

I’m hooked on this box!

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

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Dan

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#5 posted 978 days ago

I felt pulled into this project. What an amazing looking wood. I don’t recall seeing before. Very nice box. Very well done.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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LittlePaw

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#6 posted 978 days ago

Your carved hook and the curved sides truly set you apart from being just another box. Well done, JB.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Tim Kindrick

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#7 posted 978 days ago

Great looking wood!! Even better design!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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hingeman

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#8 posted 978 days ago

Very elegant, simple design. And the beautifully conceived and executed hook makes it, of course. Very well thought out – a box to be proud of, for sure!
Andrew.

-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK http://www.box-making.com

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littlecope

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#9 posted 978 days ago

Great Box JB… that Koa gives it a real warm look…
Very Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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itsmic

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#10 posted 978 days ago

Sharp Looking Box, no pun intended, Like all Your work, this has great character, and artistic style, fine craftsmanship, plus the use of beautiful woods, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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twokidsnosleep

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#11 posted 978 days ago

Koa is such a lovely wood and you did it well with the beautiful box.
I was looking into bringing some back from a trip to Oahu last November. Thank gosh I didn’t, the Canada customs chick was giving us grief for importing nuts….chocolate macadamia nuts that just about every tourist brings home for gifts. God help me if I had to declare some Koa, they would have likely strip and orifice searched me.
I did order some online later.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Randy63

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#12 posted 978 days ago

John, how big of suitcase did you have? I love the Koa and the carved hook on the lid is terrific. The curved sides of the box is a nice effect.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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Blake

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#13 posted 977 days ago

Really nice! I just love Koa… I’ve gotta go back and get some :)

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

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reggiek

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#14 posted 977 days ago

If there isn’t a better reason to visit the islands, then to obtain some beautiful Koa is it. Love the grains and color. That is one beautiful box….great work and excellent wood!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Loucarb

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#15 posted 977 days ago

Great box and love the hook.

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