A mango Hawaiian kapa-themed box

A couple weeks ago I posted a Hawaiian Kapa themed paradise box (First real project: Hawaiian-Themed Paradise Box) made out of mahogany. At that time I mentioned that I had some left-over mango and that I might try one with that. It’s expensive and it took a lot of nerve, but I’ve done it.

I don’t think that it’s a good use of the mango because the pattern disappears in the spalting, but I happened to have some left over from something else and couldn’t figure out what to do with it, so I tested it on a box. It took up all but about a foot of the mango I had, so there were no do-overs–I couldn’t go back to the wood guy and spend my allowance on another piece of mango just so I could do the bottom again. Scared the hell out of me. I’m waiting for the hinges from Amazon.

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Looks amazing. Bravo.

And I know what you mean…you hit that “Start Job” button and your sphincter tightens, finger on the “Pause” button…

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