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A box of Koa - Not a Koa Box

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Blog series by sras updated 07-10-2017 04:23 PM 3 parts 10718 reads 28 comments total

Part 1: Introductions

11-27-2010 06:20 PM by sras | 15 comments »

Last spring, we had the pleasure of spending some time in Hawaii. I am not usually interested in collecting souvenirs. However, there was a store there called the Koa Store which had lots of items made from Koa, but also had a selection of Koa lumber. That got my interest! The pieces ranged from straight grained all the way to premium curly. Premium Curly Koa is expensive! One of the choices they offered was a boxed set of pre selected lumber. I asked about buying individual pieces out the...

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Part 2: The first project - Board #2

11-28-2010 12:19 AM by sras | 3 comments »

I decided that my first koa project would be a thank you gift for the couple who invited us to spend the week in Hawaii with them. She had bought a necklace and was looking at koa display boxes – it seemed to be a natural to offer up a display box. Board #2 (see previous post) was chosen. I spent quite a bit of time working out the design details:1. The necklace had to hang such that it spanned the width and length of the box. This required a trial fit with the necklace to get sure i...

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Part 3: Mini bowls - board #3

07-10-2017 04:23 PM by sras | 10 comments »

I was just pondering a project for some of my Koa and I realized I never added what I did with board #3. This was a few years ago but better late than never. We hosted a dinner for a few years as an auction item for a fundraiser. The dinner featured several courses. The first course was simply some cubes condensed for plums from our tree. The theme was “Harvest” so I chose to and make some mini bowls to serve the first course and used fall themed shapes. I marked the ...

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