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    Default My kuksa carving WIP

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    I got urge today to start carving a a kuksa to be more precise. It did get started because of two thing I have had one axe in my shop for a while now that I haven't yet used much for anything productive and secondly I had one short section of flamybirch or atleast somewhat wavy birch I felled from my relatives yard last autumn.

    This photo mostly shows my lack of skill and determination to take a good quality photos, but you can see the waves of the grain. So this piece of birch, which is a quarter of the trunk section I have btw, should have Kuksa hidden inside, let see if I can find it from there by removing some wood around it.



    Because this wood is so nice to other projects also I decided to use bandsaw this time to preserve the wood that do not have any kuksa parts inside. Before I turned the machine on I sketched the kuksa on the top of the now somewhat straightened piece of wood.



    Sur-hur-hur-sur-kriik-sur... Done. Now hopefully no more powertools for this project.


    Some swinging of my newest puppy and the kuksa started to keep some noise "I want out" .


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    Some more fun with the axe / hatchet and I started to be more positively sure about two things the designer of that axe have had somesort of vision of what a good carver is and that the piece of birch do have kuksa inside and I didn't hear my own "let me out!".



    At the end of the hour long carving with axe session the result were this kind of oddly shaped piece of wood.


    Next stage if to hollow the bowl part me thinks.

    Thx, LV
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    Lookin great so far

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    Looking good. I've been working on one too. Actually it's the second one that I have started. First one the wood split before I was even close to it looking like a cup.

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    Looks great I've had several failed attempts at a kuksa so this should motivate me to try again.

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    Looks like a good start. I've made plenty of carved fire wood. Persistence is the key, form and function come later. Good luck and carve safe.

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    I really need to make one. I've been on the search for the perfect log.

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    Lookin good so far! Can't wait to see more! Subscribed!!!

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    I made some rough hollowing with a gouge today.
    It still looks rather asymmetric etc. but there is plenty of room to finetune the shape when the time comes.



    At the end of about a hour long session it looked like this.


    More some other day.

    PS. Thx, fellas.

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    Looks like a fine start! Looking forward to the rest of the story...
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