My first kuksa ever!

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  1. seasonofthewoods

    seasonofthewoods Lost In the Woods Hobbyist

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    So having a huge will for carving and little to no experience. I recently started fooling around. I carved my first kuksa and she's not to impressive but neither was my tool availability.
    Tools used:
    WCF hatchet
    Deepwoods small crook knife
    Mora bushcraft black
    mineral oil

    I promise my self nothing more then this and no use of vises or sandpaper or power tools.

    Going forward I will be purchasing a gouge, and a small Mora 106 carving knife to assist in fine cuts.

    I also avoided using a template and it was a challenge but I love it and she works ok.

    Please provide any feedback and take it easy on me. It is hard for me to post this rookie work when some of you are real artists.

    Thanks
     

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    freebirdfb Bushmaster

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    Looks good to me. Carving a kuska is on my to do list but haven't gotten there. I'm still at the spoon stage. Its hard to tell how thick it is, you might want to thin out whatever side you drink from.
     
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    Looks great. I only have a Kupilka cup and a kuksa I bought off ebay from China for $3.00. I always wanted to make one but haven't found the right wood yet. I picked up some unique looking wood but it was sooooo rock hard I couldn't even carve it. I like a bigger capacity cup...something around 12 ounces but most kuksa's are about 6 oz or so. Keep up the good work and Keep at it. Its always special using something you made yourself.
     
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    Looks good man. Work it down slow. Still lots of meat there. Nice job
     
  5. seasonofthewoods

    seasonofthewoods Lost In the Woods Hobbyist

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    Thanks for the feed back, plan on takin her down a bit more.... once the hand takes a break lol
     
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    Finner Banned Member Banned

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    I hear ya. A few more and you'll be cracking walnuts with your pinky. Same as axe work. Ya gain lots of strength real quick
     
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    Go thin till it's too thin. Then you'll know for next time!
     
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    cbrianroll Professional Tinkerer Supporter

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    Nice work man! Funny....i was thinking I should make on and I saw this. What kind of wood is it?
     
  9. seasonofthewoods

    seasonofthewoods Lost In the Woods Hobbyist

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    River birch.... a bit hard I'm finding....
     
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  10. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Nicely done for a first!
     
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    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Looks good, you may be on the way to a new career. joe
     
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    Nice work! How much will it hold?
     
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    Well done. It's hard work...... working those walls down. I know right where you are at!!!!
     
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    Looks good. great job
     
  15. aaronu

    aaronu Armchair Bushcrafter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Looks good. Room for refinement, sure, but it is serviceable. It is also a great start, and more than many of us have done. My hat is off to you.
     

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