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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: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/107201


Pictures:
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,

MaFe

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





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shipwright

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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. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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doubleDD

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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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ralbuck

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

Extremely pretty cup!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Brit

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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.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - 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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#9 posted 05-16-2017 01:51 PM

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helluvawreck

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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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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tyvekboy

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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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peteg

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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

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

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leafherder

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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.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, 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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