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Project by Ivan posted 01-03-2019 10:02 AM 974 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guksi is traditional northern Scandinavian drinking cup, mainly made of local birch. I made it of one piece of hornbeam wood, on lathe and bandsaw, with lot of sanding on sanding disc and oscillating spindle sander. Dimensions : 8cm inner diameter, 6.5cm height. I finished it outside with wood oil and from inside I put coat of epoxy to be more resistant to water, since it was ordered to be actualy used by some mauntaineers.
This was my first attempt in something like this and it was pretty fun to make.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 01-03-2019 10:07 AM

Fine cups.
Nothing like drinking from a wood cup in nature.
Best thoughts,

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

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#2 posted 01-03-2019 10:36 AM

Great Job,
Awesome project, sure beats mugs from IKEA,
Nice one

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#3 posted 01-03-2019 11:11 AM

ampak daklem…
se zna da buš opet prvi…

-- bambi

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#4 posted 01-03-2019 11:11 AM

Nice looking cups, I like the offset finger holes

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 01-03-2019 11:19 AM

Nice cups, Ivan.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 01-03-2019 12:14 PM

Very cool, Ivan! Your customers keep you busy with interesting needs. That has to make working with wood all the more fun and satisfying.

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#7 posted 01-03-2019 12:32 PM

Looks like a good mountaineering cup!

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#8 posted 01-03-2019 01:43 PM

Good looking wooden drinking cup Ivan! No worries about smashing when dropped! Your cups reminds me of Swedish Clogs!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 01-03-2019 03:01 PM

Nice looking cup, like the one piece with handle.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 01-03-2019 03:36 PM

Fine Guksi cups Ivan. Nothing better than drinking from a wooden cup.

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

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#11 posted 01-03-2019 04:18 PM

Did you turn the center then bandsaw the outside or the reverse?

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#12 posted 01-03-2019 04:40 PM

Pretty cool! I like the two finger approach.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#13 posted 01-03-2019 11:19 PM

Nice cups. I notice the finger holes are different sizes, his and hers?

Pretty cool! I like the two finger approach.
- Jerry


-- Rick M,

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#14 posted 01-05-2019 12:10 AM

such a nice job on those cups… your skills are getting better and better buddy !!!

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

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#15 posted 01-05-2019 09:13 AM

Pretty cool! I like the two finger approach.

- Jerry

Classic gold

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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