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55dougie
03-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Folks - here are a few photos of my first Kuksa. Hand carved "Bird in the hand" Kuksa made of basswood it has an antler toggle that is attached with braided sinew. The cup was finished with tung oil and is ready for action.

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adkwalker
03-19-2013, 02:28 PM
Wow will be watching for this

rainforest
03-19-2013, 02:30 PM
that is awesome great work

HardBall
03-19-2013, 02:30 PM
Really nice work, man!

TMAC
03-19-2013, 02:43 PM
That my fellow bushcrafter is some outstanding work. Very good display of skills; absolutely beautiful!

Scott Allen
03-19-2013, 02:49 PM
Excellent! I really like it.

Scott

EchoDelta
03-19-2013, 03:07 PM
I hope my first one comes out that good! Nice job!

Adahy
03-19-2013, 03:09 PM
That is awesome! Is this your first one?? I always loved the idea of incorporating animals or other living shapes in the handles. Great job.

How did the spoon knife for out for you?

55dougie
03-19-2013, 03:26 PM
That is awesome! Is this your first one?? I always loved the idea of incorporating animals or other living shapes in the handles. Great job.

How did the spoon knife for out for you?

Alex - thanks for the kind comments. I too like the spirit of things, the wood, the deer antler and sinew... Yes, it was my first...
The spoon knife worked well but I didn't use it too much on this project. I have some spoons in mind next and it will get tested more then. I really like it so far and will PM you with more details... my thanks for making it for me... Doug

donk
03-19-2013, 03:40 PM
Looks great, well done!


Donk

snapper
03-19-2013, 03:46 PM
Excellent work. Looks like it will give you years of wonderful service as well. All my canoe cups have been made out of either ash or maple so I'm curious as to how the basswood holds up over time. Please keep us up-to-date on that. Thanks!

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...Be well.

snapper

Vantramp
03-19-2013, 03:51 PM
That is some excellent work! First one, never would have guessed that!

-Mike

JV Rooster
03-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Very nice.

Hale
03-19-2013, 04:56 PM
Great job!!

HuskerTrev
03-19-2013, 05:46 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! That is a piece to not only be proud of but to brag about! I hope you get many years of use out of it as well!

rlh2
03-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Dang that's awesome! That is really pretty. The toggle is cool.

MiddleWolf
03-19-2013, 07:49 PM
Like the Mercedes commercial says, " imitation is the best form of flattery " so I expect you've probably started a little something here. That really does stand out.

Mudman
03-19-2013, 08:23 PM
Dang dude that's awesome!

Crazysanman
03-19-2013, 09:15 PM
That is really nice. I never thought of using basswood for a kuksa. Does it hold liquid? For some reason I'm thinking it would leak.

Survive
03-19-2013, 10:40 PM
What a clever design. Very nice work indeed!

Mtnfolk Mike
03-19-2013, 11:14 PM
that is awesome.. nice work..

Itegorm
03-19-2013, 11:30 PM
That is awesome. Nice job.

55dougie
03-20-2013, 06:27 AM
That is really nice. I never thought of using basswood for a kuksa. Does it hold liquid? For some reason I'm thinking it would leak.

We will find out soon enough... the Tung Oil needs to fully cure, I gave it a couple of coats... Basswood is what I had so thats what I used... If it does weep or leak then I just get to make another... Hmmmm gotta find some more wood. Thanks for the kind comment.