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Forum topic by Wood_smith posted 08-23-2011 03:59 AM 927 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2011 03:59 AM

A friend gave me a board of Koa, about 14” wide x 1.25” thick. Is it hard to work? I would like to plane it and re-saw it for pieces to make a couple of boxes for gifts. I’ve never even seen it before, let alone used it.

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 06:16 AM


You have been found guilty of wood gloating and are thus sentenced to forfiture of said gloat-wood. You must forward it to me asap, post-paid. Failure to comply May result in a plague of powder-post beetles, and ravenous AFRICAN TERMITES.

actually, Koa is a Hawaiian wood of the Acacia family, vey expensive, very beautiful, a pleasure to work (so I hear. I’VE never ha the pleasure). Go to for information.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 06:36 AM

Nice Friend. Do they need another buddy to get rid of there extra Koa ?

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 06:24 PM

I made some boxes out of it. Its nice to work with. The piece I used was highly figured and seemed similar to working with figured maple in way

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