koa box

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Project by Joseph Jossem posted 07-15-2012 05:15 PM 2160 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A koa box I just finished with ebony inlays.The sides top and drawer faces are all bookmatched.
The customer is asking his girlfriend to marry him today this might help.

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 06:41 PM

I just got back from vacation in Hawaii. I got a chance to go to Martin and MacArthur and Hawaiian Accessories. Both stores sell a lot of koa pieces. I really like that wood. Your box is excellent. Good grain flow, contrasting pieces for inlay and craftsmanship!

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 06:51 PM

Beautiful wood, box masterfully built! Thanks for posting!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 08:10 PM

Great looking box Joseph. We had a party last night and a friend brought me two hand made boxes filled with shaper and cutter heads from the 50’s and said to give him a call today because he knew of someone that was “Giving away” Koa….you bet I will call him today.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 04:06 AM

You guys in Hawaii are lucky ! That Koa is gorgeous !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 05:25 AM

Your correct, we are lucky to live here in the Islands….and being able to get Koa is just one perk…plenty of others as well. I like your part of Canada also….very pretty

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 05:39 AM

Thank you for the comments

We are all very lucky here for koa that we can use in woodworking.Unfortunatley the unsustainable logging currently going on and in the past has caused to many problems for the current market to expand to its potential.

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 07:24 PM

Beautifully made and beautifull wood.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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