First kuksa

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  1. bushy

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    I boiled it in salt water and have it in a shoe box of it's own shavings drying out. DSC02950.JPG
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Why the salt water?
     
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    I don't know. I think it boils tastes and maybe some toxins out of the wood.
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Thanks
     
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    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Ya done well young fellar. It looks very nice and I like it. Nice tip about salt water also. joe
     
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  7. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Great job, please post pics after you finish it!
     
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    beacon Simul justus et peccator Supporter Bushclass I

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    You carved this by hand? It looks great!
     
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    Looks great!! Hand carve or power tools? I have not tried one yet. It is on my list.
     
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    I cheated and used a forstner bit for finger holes and about half way on the cup hole.
     
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    T. Pollock T's Custom Outdoor Gear Vendor Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    That's not cheating, IMHO it's being smart. Nothing wrong with doing it all by hand if that's what a person chooses to do... but nothing wrong with using modern tools to get what ya want either. After all we are using this modern tool we call the internet to learn bushcraft/survival aren't we? :dblthumb:
     
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    If you are happy with it, go for it. I will be using power tools most likely.
    If you are not cheating, you are not trying hard enough!! :D
     
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    lone_woodsman Guide Bushclass I

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    Very nice.
     
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    Togus Echo of the Loon Supporter

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    Removes tannins from the wood.
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    That bitter stuff needs to go lol
     
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    That would be excellent if it was your twentieth one.
     
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    Very nice! I need to try and make one.
     
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    Awesome!!! Ha, you should see my first five. I still don't have a kuksa to show for it, lol.
     
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    That's incredible work for a first go... If you said you had been making these for years, I'd believe that, easily. Well done.
     

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