Currly Koa Jewelry Box

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Project by Bill Bauerle posted 05-19-2013 07:57 AM 5877 views 14 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made from a compression curled piece of koa, some wenge and pheasant wood are the dark accents and I did a Port Orford Cedar on the inside which gives it a great smell. Inside is some more currly koa which is raw and unfinished. This is for my wife so I have a musical moment which I used these nice wave like pieces of koa to hide.

-- Bill Bauerle

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 08:48 AM

What a lovely box Bill. I would say you picked the Heart right out of the middle of that piece of Koa. I also enjoy working with Koa. One of the Galleries I sell in only want Koa. Thank goodness I have a logging friend and get a good price on his wood.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 08:51 AM


Welcome to LumberJocks. Beautiful box, sure the wife will Love it.


-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#3 posted 05-19-2013 09:41 AM

That’s an eye opener. That wood pops out at you and makes you want to touch it. It’s 3D. Beautiful gift for your wife and welcome to the one and only LJs.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 05-19-2013 09:50 AM

Bill, welcome to Lumberland. What a loving gift. This is a stunningly beautiful piece of Koa veneer. You have a fine teacher. I especially like the idea of angled legs at the corners. Nice work there. I would have applied finish to the “wave” as well.

It is difficult to tell dimensions from a photo. You might consider editing your posting to include those for your readers.

The internal parts are really well designed. They work well and will make the box much more useful. Congratulations on a job well done. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 05-19-2013 09:53 AM

Nice design and choice of wood

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 05-19-2013 10:02 AM


-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#7 posted 05-19-2013 12:25 PM

I really like the inside detail, I guess the musical movement is under that detail.
Exceptional work on this beautiful box!

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#8 posted 05-19-2013 12:53 PM

Very nice. Beautiful color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 05-19-2013 01:25 PM

The little burl (?) pieces you put on the corners of the trays really distinguishes it from other boxes…nice touch.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#10 posted 05-19-2013 01:53 PM

That’s a beautiful box and the wood is fantastic. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 05-19-2013 02:22 PM

A great looking box!! I love koa. what is the finish you used? I dont know if it is just the pictures, but it looks like some sort of a satin finish. I usually see a high gloss finish on koa, but I really like this!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#12 posted 05-19-2013 02:26 PM

This is an outstanding box with amazing wood.

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#13 posted 05-19-2013 02:50 PM

Beautiful! The use of live edge burl on the trays is very creative and noval, distinguishing your work and raising it from many other boxes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 05-19-2013 03:36 PM

Nicely done nice clean lines.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#15 posted 05-19-2013 04:28 PM

Fantastic work, inside and out!

-- Brian Timmons -

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