Posts in the "Woodshop" Category

  • Planting Koa

    Haleakala Ranch recently asked us to come harvest downed koa they wanted to donate for our kids’ woodworking projects. We went up the mountain and not only gathered the wood but planted new koa tree seedlings—bringing the process full circle … p.s. Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is running its first-ever crowdfunding campaign! And we […]

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  • Milling Woods Projects

    Our kids learned about wood milling from a professional bandsaw operator as we milled Hana woods—kamani, mango, monkeypod, lychee, and koa—donated by local tree trimmers for our woodworking projects. Check out this hand-turned wooden football and baseball bat!

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  • Learning to Make Pohaku Kuʻi ʻAi

    Youth involved in our Kuʻi Program recently learned how to make their own pohaku kuʻi ʻai, poi-pounding stones. Our kids then took the papa kuʻi ʻai (poi-pounding boards) out of the fishpond, where they had been curing in the saltwater since our Fall workshop. Students are now working on finishing their boards to prepare them […]

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  • Ku`i Program Update

    After the success of the Fall papa kuʻi ʻai workshop, the Hana Kuʻi Program director started an ongoing Kuʻi Club at Hana High, where the kids are now pounding their own paʻi ʻai together every Thursday. December also marked our first all-community kuʻi, which we hope will take root with our kamaʻaina …

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  • Ku`i Program

    Our kids spent their Fall Break learning to make their own papa kuʻi ʻai, poi-pounding boards—108 boards in 5 days! In collaboration with the nonprofit Hui Aloha Aina Momona and led by master craftsmen Daniel Anthony and ʻUhi Maunakea-Forth, and Hana Kuʻi Program director Viliami Tukuafu, they took part in the whole process—felling a tree, making […]

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  • Wood Storage Building

    On campus, our youth constructed a 16′ x 30′ storage building, using local kiawe posts as foundation, to house the beautiful woods we often receive through generous donations. The inspiration came from a recent donation from a woodworker and lathe craftsman of a large quantity of high-end local koa, kamani, and milo woods for our students’ […]

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  • Woods Mentoring

    Dr. Lorrin Pang teaches us advanced inlaid woodworking techniques in Woodshop …

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  • Woods Action

    We’ve been doing all kinds of projects in Woodshop this season …

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  • Helping Halau

    In Woods, graduate youth worked on the lathe with 18 members of Hana’s halau hula, Halau o Nakaulakuhikuhi, to make kalaʻau (stick) instruments out of ʻohiʻa, kamani, and milo wood, for their performance at the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival.

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  • Canoe Paddles

    20 of us in Woodshop, ranging from freshman to senior, made our own canoe paddles!

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