Currly Koa Jewelry Box

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Project by Bill Bauerle posted 336 days ago 1824 views 13 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made from a compression curled piece of koa, some wenge and pheasant wood are the dark accents and I did a Port Orford Cedar on the inside which gives it a great smell. Inside is some more currly koa which is raw and unfinished. This is for my wife so I have a musical moment which I used these nice wave like pieces of koa to hide.

-- Bill Bauerle

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#1 posted 335 days ago

What a lovely box Bill. I would say you picked the Heart right out of the middle of that piece of Koa. I also enjoy working with Koa. One of the Galleries I sell in only want Koa. Thank goodness I have a logging friend and get a good price on his wood.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 335 days ago


Welcome to LumberJocks. Beautiful box, sure the wife will Love it.


-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#3 posted 335 days ago

That’s an eye opener. That wood pops out at you and makes you want to touch it. It’s 3D. Beautiful gift for your wife and welcome to the one and only LJs.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 335 days ago

Bill, welcome to Lumberland. What a loving gift. This is a stunningly beautiful piece of Koa veneer. You have a fine teacher. I especially like the idea of angled legs at the corners. Nice work there. I would have applied finish to the “wave” as well.

It is difficult to tell dimensions from a photo. You might consider editing your posting to include those for your readers.

The internal parts are really well designed. They work well and will make the box much more useful. Congratulations on a job well done. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 335 days ago

Nice design and choice of wood

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 335 days ago

I really like the inside detail, I guess the musical movement is under that detail.
Exceptional work on this beautiful box!

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#8 posted 335 days ago

Very nice. Beautiful color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 335 days ago

The little burl (?) pieces you put on the corners of the trays really distinguishes it from other boxes…nice touch.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#10 posted 335 days ago

That’s a beautiful box and the wood is fantastic. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 335 days ago

A great looking box!! I love koa. what is the finish you used? I dont know if it is just the pictures, but it looks like some sort of a satin finish. I usually see a high gloss finish on koa, but I really like this!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#12 posted 335 days ago

This is an outstanding box with amazing wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 335 days ago

Beautiful! The use of live edge burl on the trays is very creative and noval, distinguishing your work and raising it from many other boxes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 335 days ago

Nicely done nice clean lines.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#15 posted 335 days ago

Fantastic work, inside and out!

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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