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Koa and maple box

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Project by thatwoodworkingguy posted 05-21-2010 12:48 AM 1829 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I had a blog entry that talked about the intense piece of curly Koa I had on hand. Being the box maker that I am what better use for it then a gorgeous lid.
I want this box to have an organic feel. Most of my boxes have sharp lines but on this one I wanted to reflect the organic beauty of koa.
The lid pulls are to small craved recesses on the sides.
Its a floating lid which I cut from the box for continuous gran flow, and the inside is lined with felt.
Finished with danish oil and wax

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 05-21-2010 01:10 AM

Nice design.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 01:45 AM

nice looking box!
it be good for you to include pics with the top off, the underside of the lid, that kind of stuff too! (please!!)
I like the contrast of the Koa and Maple. I also like how you use the curve to create the feet/legs. what do you use for a bottom, a floating piece captured in a dado?

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 02:36 AM

I had to take those photos on my cell phone which sucked so as soon as I have a new memory card I will post all new pics of it.
theres a 1/4 inch groove an 8th inch in on the top and bottom this houses the lid and the 1/4 inch maple botom

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#4 posted 05-21-2010 02:56 AM

I also would love to see more pics of this neat box. I love the top… Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 04:13 AM

Very nice koa! Looks like a beautiful box!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 05-21-2010 05:28 AM

looks good

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#8 posted 05-21-2010 08:58 PM

I love anything with koa in it. Though I’m in Hawaii, koa is still expensive and hard to get. I need to make friends with some tree trimmers

-- Create something everyday.

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#9 posted 05-23-2010 04:36 PM

Looking forward to the better pictures of this nice little project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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