Curly Maple and Koa Box

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Project by Mesquiteman posted 09-25-2011 01:55 AM 2178 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box measures 14 inches long by 9 inches wide and 7 inches tall.

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#1 posted 09-25-2011 02:15 AM

Beautiful box! Are the splines also Koa? Great job!

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 02:32 AM

Beautiful wood choice!

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

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 02:52 AM

Great looking box! You’ve chosen my 2 favorites—curly maple and koa. I love the way light works on both of those woods—koa shimmers with wild patterns and curly maple gives that 3-D feeling. Nice job!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 02:55 AM

Dang that’s pretty, well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 03:07 AM

NIce looking box. I love working with Koa…

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 09-25-2011 04:20 AM

Very fine looking box,Steve. The curly maple is always an eye catcher and that tops just sets it off!!!!!!! Where did you find the Koa? It is growing in Texas now too??...........Jim

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

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#7 posted 09-25-2011 04:28 AM

Very nice box, the maple really stands out. Nice work.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 09-25-2011 05:06 AM

Simple lines pretty wood very nice!

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#9 posted 09-25-2011 05:18 AM

Well done. Outstanding selection of woods.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 09-25-2011 05:25 AM

Looking good…great wood choices.

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#11 posted 09-25-2011 05:41 AM

The woods are beautiful …the hardware , not so much.
Was the latch necessary to keep the lid down ?
Keep up the good work : )

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

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#12 posted 09-25-2011 07:04 AM

Ooooh that top looks gorgeous!
Really amazing box overall, great job.

Today I moved and re-organized three chunks of koa I have stashed under my bench….I am not worthy of using it yet, nor has a project of that wood’s caliber arisen

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

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#13 posted 09-25-2011 02:14 PM

That’s super. A simple box made great by the choice of wood.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#14 posted 09-26-2011 04:39 PM

what a beauty! love the wood selections and contrast! the only detractor from the box is the visible hinge. this is only my personal preferance and style but I think that the bright hinge takes you eyes off the warm soft patterns and feel of the wood. You go through the time to pick you wood so let it shine! Resesing the hinge can be and extra step but the ends justify the means. Also what inside? I’m looking foward to more of your work

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#15 posted 01-13-2015 12:11 AM

Beautiful box. Great job on the poping the curly maple.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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