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Kao-Maple Pen Box This is a commissioned piece for a lady who is giving an antique fountain pen as a gift. She asked that this presentation box have some sort of decoration that would suggest water be incorporated in the design. I chose to do the body of box in Koa and the lid in birds eye maple, both with contrasting "waves". The box has a black velvet lining with a trough for the pen and is approx. 7×2.5 inches. The corners are a hybrid half-lap joint and the lid is hinged with hidden pins. Hand-rubbed poly finish. (That is the 1970 Waterman pen in the third picture.)

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Nice box. I love Koa. Especially how it shimmers and changes color at different angles. Very nice job on this. I'm sure she'll love it.
 

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Nice box, I love Koa…
 

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Great little box John, love the Koa also.
Just had some friends bring me back some Koa from the big island and am working on a box now….
 

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Really nice design. Pretty sharp!
 

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Very nice- great choice of wood…. the waves are a great feature… can you provide some info. re how you made the waves?

thanks,
Terry
 

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Great work! Love the line on this.
 

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Very nice box, the waves must have taken alot of time and I can see the inside too. :)
 

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You do Nice Work JB!!
Beautiful little box!!
 

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The string lines work nicely here.
Roger
 

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I haven't had a chance to work with Koa before. Is it as easy to work with as maple - my favorite? It looks beautiful. What did you use for the hinge pin? Is it wood or metal?
 

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Cool looking box you have there. I really like how you attached the sides…. Cool and different way to do it…
 

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Elegant Pen box, nice design and execution, lucky pen, tanks for sharing
 
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