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Kuksa - Scandinavian drinking cups

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Project by Jamie posted 01-31-2021 07:05 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kuksa drinking cups made from birch. I couldn’t find a birch burl which they say can last a lifetime of heavy use. I made mine from a green birch log. They were carved using a sloyd knife, kuksa hook knife and gouges. The cups were boiled prior to finishing and hold water great. Finish is a mix of pure tung oil and citric acid.

The final picture is of my temporary spoon and kuksa wood shop. I was displaced from my regular shop for 6 months so I set this up in our rental house basement.

-- Jamie, Red Deer





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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 01-31-2021 11:48 PM

You should do a post of that shavehorse, thats an interesting design, bet ya get some interest with that.

Is there much Scandinavian culture up there in Alberta?

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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Jamie

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#2 posted 02-01-2021 12:21 AM

The bowl horse is a David Fisher design. https://davidffisher.com/resources/bowl-horse/

As for Scandinavian culture, loads! Many Scandinavians were encouraged to move to Alberta in the early 1900’s through farm land/homesteader incentives. Dalum is an example of a small village of Danes that popped up in the Alberta prairies. We also have the annual Birkebiener cross country ski race in Edmonton. Really neat Norwegian history associated with that race.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#3 posted 02-01-2021 01:00 AM

Reason I ask is, I lived in Denmark for long time, wife is Swedish, have land up there in Sweden, so I know the culture. I pretty much assumed what you confirmed.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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