Kuksa or wood cup

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Project by mafe posted 02-24-2016 02:21 PM 1111 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kuksa or wood cup
or just a wonderful way to drink a cappuccino in nature…

After a walk in the forest with Filiz I came home with some wood…
Just could not resist since I just worked on my carving tools.
So it was time to put some of these tools to work.
I had no plan for the green wood when I brought it home, but I realized that this one had the size to become a fine little cup, so I cut the wood up for this one.

1. The cup.
2. Green wood.
3. Hollowing.
4. Shaping on the band saw.
5. Coffee time.
6. A brand new cup. ;-)

You can read more in the blog: to see how it was made.

Hope it can inspire, who knows, perhaps a few cups.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 02:34 PM

You do make the coolest stuff Mads.
No taste from the green wood?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 02:44 PM

I love it, Mads. It’s simply elegant and I know that you loved the making of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 04:11 PM

Hi, mafe. And which tree you used, green wood? You mean that no dried?

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#4 posted 02-24-2016 04:18 PM

How nice Mads. I can see it was a satisfying project. Thanks for the blog.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 02-24-2016 04:35 PM

Not sure about cappuccino, but certainly nice to use out in the nature. We call these’ tour cups’ here and we hang them outside on our backpacks. This one looks wonderful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-24-2016 08:37 PM

Nice carving work there. I’ve been wanting to carve one for a while, but I don’t have much access to green wood.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 02-24-2016 10:13 PM

Beatiful work Mads. Congratulations and enjoy that! Here is impossible a capuccino…jus 45ยบ celcius!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#8 posted 02-25-2016 12:58 PM

Carving can be great fun

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#9 posted 02-25-2016 07:33 PM

Very nice kuska, Mads. you sure are good a carving!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 02-26-2016 04:33 AM

Beautiful piece Mads. I’m right in there with you, with that cappucino…awesome, wish I could sit down with you and drink a cup or two. nice work—always loved these

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#11 posted 02-29-2016 12:26 AM

Hi LJ’s,
Chris, would love to share a fresh espresso, thanks.
Jim, I hang in, we would fill it with beer. ;-)
snowdog, yes meditative even.
GerardoArg1, auch that is hot, yes then limonade with ice.
bobasaurus, you can carve in any wood, don’t need to be green, just makes it easier and faster.
stefang, ‘tour cups’ can you write the Norwegian word pls.? yes the hole in the handle are for hanging it on the backpack or in the belt, also why I put a leather string there.
R_Stad, one of those projects that will bring joy each time used.
prompt, yes I mean not dried. Honestly I don’t know what tree it came from, it came from a pile full of hazel but I will guess it’s beechwood… (Not much of a tree expert here).
helluvawreck, smiles, yes every second.
shipwright, thanks, no no taste from it, I oiled it, then cleaned it, then washed it, then made a coffee i trashed and finally the one I was drinking, just coffee taste.
Thank you all for the kind comments, they do make me happy.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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