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Project by cathyb posted 306 days ago 1215 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another one of my koa boxes. It is solid koa with spalted koa trim at the top and an inlay of lacy oak.
It is 12×7x9. The finish is General polyurethane. I used solid brass box hinges that have a 92 degree stop. The removable tray is lined with black velvet.

Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 305 days ago

Magnificant! I believe koa to be very similar to the monkey pod of the East. It’s beautiful wood. We have a salad bowl set I think made in the Phillippeans, which I got in Guam in 1969 and we still use it often.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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vonhagen

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#2 posted 305 days ago

it looks like a flowing river of koa cathy, way cool and a great job.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 305 days ago

Beautiful box, Koa just looks amazing…excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 305 days ago

Nice one. The framed lid and subtle inlay are tasteful touches.
Roger

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

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 305 days ago

super box. The figure and colour of the wood is amazing

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Roger

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#6 posted 305 days ago

I like this one a lot. Very nicely done. That grain really pops.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 305 days ago

A real beauty! Would love to get my hands on some Koa…. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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mike1950

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#8 posted 305 days ago

Beautiful box!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 305 days ago

Nicely made, Cathy

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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MontanaBob

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#10 posted 305 days ago

Outstanding

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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Gary

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#11 posted 305 days ago

Beautiful box, Cathy. Really like that inlay.

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

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gwolfe1977

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#12 posted 305 days ago

Great choice of wood. The grain is amazing as is the design.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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cathyb

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#13 posted 305 days ago

Thanks for your support guys.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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Andy

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#14 posted 305 days ago

Stunning in every way. Great color and grain and you used this wood wisely.
Very very nice Cathy.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Jim Sellers

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#15 posted 305 days ago

very nice box Cathy. I’m glad you mentioned the 92 degree stop hinges. I didn’t even know they existed. Just bought some from rockler thinking they were regular full swing, but dang, what luck. Just what I need. Got the black velvet too.

-- J.C.Sellers

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