• Advertise with us
Project by cathyb posted 09-21-2013 06:44 AM 1904 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,

25 comments so far

View Handtooler's profile


1514 posts in 2066 days

#1 posted 09-21-2013 09:49 AM

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

View vonhagen's profile


534 posts in 2299 days

#2 posted 09-21-2013 10:09 AM

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.

View aussiedave's profile


3114 posts in 1759 days

#3 posted 09-21-2013 10:29 AM

Beautiful box, Koa just looks amazing…excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

View RogerBean's profile


1605 posts in 2888 days

#4 posted 09-21-2013 10:59 AM

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

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

View Woodbridge's profile


3535 posts in 2352 days

#5 posted 09-21-2013 12:39 PM

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View Roger's profile


20916 posts in 2738 days

#6 posted 09-21-2013 12:45 PM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View Ken90712's profile


17553 posts in 3123 days

#7 posted 09-21-2013 01:03 PM

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

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

View mike1950's profile


363 posts in 1733 days

#8 posted 09-21-2013 01:09 PM

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

View BritBoxmaker's profile


4611 posts in 2971 days

#9 posted 09-21-2013 01:27 PM

Nicely made, Cathy

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

View MontanaBob's profile


826 posts in 2618 days

#10 posted 09-21-2013 01:47 PM


View Gary's profile


9312 posts in 3367 days

#11 posted 09-21-2013 02:10 PM

Beautiful box, Cathy. Really like that inlay.

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

View gwolfe1977's profile


228 posts in 1745 days

#12 posted 09-21-2013 03:41 PM

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

-- Gary,Nebraska

View cathyb's profile


768 posts in 3178 days

#13 posted 09-21-2013 04:34 PM

Thanks for your support guys.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

View Andy's profile


1687 posts in 3843 days

#14 posted 09-21-2013 06:12 PM

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.

View Jim Sellers's profile

Jim Sellers

426 posts in 2269 days

#15 posted 09-21-2013 08:11 PM

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, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

showing 1 through 15 of 25 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics