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Project by jjw5858 posted 11-07-2012 10:04 PM 1892 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey gang, I hope you may have read through the blog this evening. Here is my first try at creating a Kuksa! Very challenging piece of treenware to take on. I learned a lot of do’s and dont’s for the next go around.

I feel that creating more than just a few spoons at this point provided me with a healthy introduction for setting new tracks in this work. This is like a small bowl meeting a spoon….so a great way to extend ideas and hone new skills.

The traditional Kuksa’s are made from Birch, but in this case I simply used what I had so Black Cherry was on the menu.

Tools used: Hatchet, Scandi Knife, smaller carving knife, spokehave, and pfiel gouge for scooping the bowl shape.

I hope you might enjoy this first try and I look forward to showing more work in the future!

Take care everyone and thanks for taking a look.

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB





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#1 posted 11-07-2012 10:09 PM

from some reason this made me thing of Friar Tuck in Robin Hood. So cool!!

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 10:17 PM

Resplendent workpiece.

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 10:19 PM

You did a great job, it looks incredible.

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 10:19 PM

I like it. Love the wood too. Nice grain pattern.

Your skills are getting better each and every project.

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#5 posted 11-07-2012 10:52 PM

Very nice work on that one, Joe!!...................Jim

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#6 posted 11-07-2012 11:04 PM

N-ice cream is all I see. lol the N-ice meant nice spoon fyi… lol

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#7 posted 11-08-2012 12:56 AM

Nice one , a drinking cup I think ,am I wrong ?
Explain a little about this item Joe .

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#8 posted 11-08-2012 01:22 AM

That looks incredible!...but what is it for? Interesting piece. I agree with kiefer…explain a little about this :)
- Jay

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#9 posted 11-08-2012 02:09 AM

Nice piece of work. good carving.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 11-08-2012 02:29 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments. The kuksa is a scandinavian drinking cup! Many artisans that partake in bush craft make them and I wanted to give it a try. From my investigation on these it seems much like a spoon as there are many creative takes on the final piece visually and this was my first try.

Thanks again friends, be well!

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#11 posted 11-08-2012 02:43 AM

Joe again you impress, whats up with the small ball in the handle, is that a different wood? or is that just the heartwood coming out in the best place possible.. I love the look.. gonna have to give one a go myself..
keep them coming, gives me things to try.. Papa

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#12 posted 11-08-2012 02:49 AM

Hey Papa…..just that great black cherry heartwood showing off ….lol. Thanks for checking in!

Keep on with your great works!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#13 posted 11-08-2012 08:28 AM

Where do you do these things spoons/cups? The coloring on this looks interesting.

This one looks a little more difficult than a spoon as it it so much deeper.

Keep spoon feeding us your projects as each one outdoes the one before!

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#14 posted 11-08-2012 11:21 AM

super hand crafting..so good to see in this world of machinery & cnc! super spoon

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#15 posted 11-08-2012 06:10 PM

Hi Joe,
Wonderful to see how you get better and better.
This is really nice work of the hand.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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