I have a large supply of Koa. it comes from a sustainable source. There are a lot of small pieces 1.5 in thick that would be very suitable for turning projects. I would be happy to allow any of the membership to comb thru the scrap box for anything they might have a use for. There is also a milk crate full of 3/16 thick panels around 8 x 15 that are available for free. i am starting a project to donate quality hardwoods into local school wood shops. The hope is to inspire future craftsmen by giving them access to high quality materials that they otherwise could not afford. If any of you have a worthy candidate in need of this kind of support please let me know. Beyond that I do sell some of the wood. The wholesale price is $20 a bd ft and that will be extended to members. I also would be very willing to trade some for some lathe tutoring. I have a new lathe and no idea where to start with it.
Where are you located, Bill?
Smokey Point near Lake Goodwin
I have never worked with Koa, and would like to try some. Can I stop by sometime next week?
Be sure to show us a picture, I am not familiar with it either.
The thing about koa is the wide range of hues. I enclosed a picture of a cone type charcuterie with an oil finish board and a panel that I wetted on one end to bring out the grain
It is pretty hard to bring out the chatoyancy that the wood can have, but depending on the piece it is quite lovely.
Oh My, the difference between the unfinished wood and the wetted wood is unbelievably beautiful. Thank you for showing that.