Kuksa wood cup - drinking from nature

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Kuksa wood cup
drinking from nature

I posted some sap harvest pegs the other day and people asked; ‘what will you use birch sap for?’, the answer is simple; ‘for drinking’, it can be a sweet supplement for your drinking water, while hiking, or you can cook it down into a sirup (then you need a lot).
What better way to drink it, than from a cup made from wood and when the wood was a gift from a LJ friend you visited (thank you Thomas), then I think we are close to the point, I call happiness.

This post is from the blog:

1. Wood cup.
2. Drawing on wood.
3. Sawing.
4. Roughing it out.
5. Shaping.
6. Oil and wax.

Perhaps this can inspire others to drink from natures source.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 01:45 AM

Pretty cup Mads. Everyone should enjoy life as you do.

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

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 02:13 AM

Cool drinking cup. Whatever you put in it will make it even better.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 05-16-2017 03:04 AM

Extremely pretty cup!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 05-16-2017 06:11 AM

How lovely to drink from natures cup when out hiking. No cold metal, no fragile china, no smelly plastic, just the beauty of wood.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 09:18 AM

I see you go all the way with nature … what a wonderful wood grain an work you did on this one… Kudos !!!! :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#6 posted 05-16-2017 09:34 AM

I would realy like to taste it – I bet it’s fantastic. Beautiful cup.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-16-2017 11:06 AM

Beatiful Mafe, and drink nature ever you can…is free

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

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#8 posted 05-16-2017 11:50 AM

Very cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 05-16-2017 02:45 PM

This is a delightful carving, Mads. It’s a very creative piece and you have a powerful imagination so I am smiling as I see you carving it with my minds eye. May you always be happy in your work.

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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#11 posted 05-16-2017 04:18 PM

Nice. That’s a lot of carving.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 05-16-2017 09:21 PM

You’re a Purist Mads, if you need something then “make it”, love your idea with the wax finish :-)
cheers friend

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 05-16-2017 10:32 PM

Cool cup and thanks for the process photos (finally a project that fits my tools and skills – LOL)
Have a great week.

-- Leafherder

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#14 posted 05-17-2017 02:06 AM

I need to step up my game Mads. Beautiful wood.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#15 posted 05-17-2017 04:43 AM

Very good looking natural cup, Mads!!
Cheers, my friend…..........Jim

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

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