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Posted on Hawaiian Koa wood characteristics?

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 04:33 PM

I just walked down to the shop and picked up a piece of Koa and a piece of Walnut of about the same size. I would say, based just on feel – I did not weight them, that the Koa is just a little bit lighter than the Walnut.

I’ve used some Koa to make small boxes, but I have never turned it. I found it very easy to work with.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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