*The site is back again with new Koa blanks if anyone is interested. www.freedformhawaii.com/koa *
Because of Covid, and a lack of tourists visiting our beautiful island home, we find ourselves with a surplus of our hand-milled Big Island Koa wood. We’re considering offering certain pieces for sale to the Glowforge community. We mill, dry, resaw and sand the wood ourselves, from mill operation off-cuts and other sustainable sources. Koa wood has an incredibly diverse range of characteristics, and no two pieces are the same. If there were interest, we would set up a small website where individual small pieces of 1/8th inch thick Koa could be purchased, while the limited supply was available. Koa cuts wonderfully in the Forge, and is an excellent wood for making earrings, pendants, and other small items. Those who know, know that Koa is quite prized, but we should be able to offer some of our smaller pieces at a good value. Please give us a sense of whether or not the community would be interested in the idea. A visit to our website ( www.freedformhawaii.com ) will give a sense of what Koa items look like. Mahalo!