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    Been a bit warm here in the shop, but did find some time to make a few more band saw boxes this week. The Chest box is my design, but other were patterns from one of the books I have. The mushroom box was really fun to make. Coated with 4 layers of laquer so far. All boxes are made with Koa with Koa pulls except for one that has Avacado pulls
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    Hawaiilad
    Larry

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    Very nicely done Larry. How hard is Koa? Thanks for sharing them with us.

    DW
    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne

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    • #3
      DW, the call Koa a hard wood, and some of it really seems hard, but most of the time it's because my blade is getting dull. I find it really easy to cut on the band saw and scroll saw. I really like working with it. We had a baby shower for a friends daughter at our house today and the men showed up also...one of the guys saw the boxes I make and said I need to stop up to his house because he just cut down a couple large Koa tree's....He has a mill I guess.
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      Larry

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      • #4
        Well how lucky can you get.......a free tree for more boxes.
        They look awesome Larry.
        Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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        • #5
          More great boxes Larry. Excellent.
          Ron

          My sawdust gallery

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          • #6
            It took a while before I found an entry point. It is on the last box, bottom left. Do you use super glue to close the kerf?
            Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



            StephenD


            The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
            Desert Woodcrafters
            Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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            • #7
              Hi Larry - nice work!
              Love the appearance of the Koa wood. It looks really suitable for your organic shaped boxes. I think that I'll be putting my under used band saw into action once I'm back home to produce similar items.
              Thanks for posting your work.
              Jim in Mexico

              Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
              - Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Very Nicely Done!
                My Gallery

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                • #9
                  Most of the time I do not try to hide the entry cut....in fact I high lite it by doing a sand over of the edges. I just like them better. Not very often do I try to hide it.
                  Hawaiilad
                  Larry

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