Cherry wood Kuksa

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Project by Ballantyne posted 02-28-2014 09:29 PM 4763 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a cherry wood Kuksa I carved recently.

After making this I ordered myself a mora hook knife, and a 2” gouge..

I made this with a 5/8” Gouge for the bowl, and an axe to rough shape the outside.

Its about 4” across and 3” tall

I make a bunch of other stuff which I’m always posting on my shop

-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 10:26 PM

Very nice. Great job with the shape and the grain pattern. What does Kuksa mean?

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 11:11 PM

Kuksa (the Finnish word, also ‘guksi’ in Sami or ‘kåsa’ in Swedish), which are traditional wooden cups usually carved from Birch burl.

-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 12:29 AM

Very cool, what finish did you use on it?

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 02:05 AM

well I tried mineral oil inside…but then I noticed it coming off in my drink lol.

So, Im using a butchers block wax finish on the outside..

It sweats though when theres some hot drink inside..

So, I may leave it unfinished :S

-- Jeff, Bobcaygeon, Wilderness Explorer

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#5 posted 03-01-2014 03:05 AM

that is very cool, it turned out beautiful, love the simple clean lines, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 03-01-2014 06:15 AM

Been on my to-do list for a long time, this is a great looking kuksa.

-- Rick M,

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