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Koa and Ebony Presentation Board

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Project by Scott Gilroy posted 519 days ago 1254 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of Hawaiian Koa and Gaboon Ebony, this presentation board was made for my sister-in-law who had bought me the Koa on a trip to Hawaii. I held on to the wood for over 10 years waiting for the right project at the right time…this was it.
The back is engraved with the following Hawaiian saying: “‘Ike aku, ‘ike mai, kōkua mai; pela iho la ka nohona ‘ohana , which translates as “Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship”.
MAHALO!

-- Scott





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 519 days ago

Nice job of book matching those pieces of Koa. I love working with Koa. I like the boards that go from very dark into a cream color like you are showing. A very costly wood, so I am lucky to have a logger friend that has a permit to log Koa….I get it from him at below wholesale prices, with some thrown in free…but no all the time..He runs out of it.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 519 days ago

Nice looks great! Interesting woods.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 519 days ago

Beautiful!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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AspiringWoodworker

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#4 posted 519 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area, http://aspiringwoodworker.com

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DannyThunder

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#5 posted 519 days ago

Very nice. Presentation Board no ka oi!

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 519 days ago

beautiful, I’m sure your sister-in-law will love it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 519 days ago

Very handsome !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Scott Gilroy

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#8 posted 517 days ago

THANKS FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS.

-- Scott

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