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Project by cathyb posted 09-21-2013 06:44 AM 1353 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 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 bassboy40@msn.com

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vonhagen

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#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.

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aussiedave

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

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 09-21-2013 10:59 AM

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 09-21-2013 12:39 PM

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 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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ken90712

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#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!"

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mike1950

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#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

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BritBoxmaker

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

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 09-21-2013 01:47 PM

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 09-21-2013 02:10 PM

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 09-21-2013 03:41 PM

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 09-21-2013 04:34 PM

Thanks for your support guys.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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Andy

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#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.

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Jim Sellers

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#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.

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