Project Kuksa: Repair and Inlay

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  1. BushMetal

    BushMetal Banned Member Banned

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    I got lucky and ordered a "project" kuksa from Adahy. (I hope there are more in the future this was a fun project)

    It was a rough finish, with axe marks, and has several major cracks he had sealed
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    So i went to work, sanded to 600 and added some water to check the cracks, one leaked so i needed to repair it

    Hammered out a silver coin in to some wire and inlayed the crack, no more leaks
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    Then went on to inlay a nice sun design to customize it with the rest of the wire i made.
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    Complete set Kuksa, milk cup and spoon, ready to use
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    Thanks for looking
     
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    Thats really cool. good work.
     
  3. BushMetal

    BushMetal Banned Member Banned

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    Tried one more pic in better sun but cant get it to look like it does in person

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    Anyone know what im doing wrong or have a simple tip for shooting glossy things?
     
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    Adahy Kuksaholic

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    Fanciest fix ever! That looks great my friend. I love the sun shape on the side too. I think we need a complete silver kuksa 8)

    Tip for glossy stuff... if you dont have a light to shoot with, wait for a coudy (overcast), or foggy day to shoot. The light will be a lot softer. Or you can mimic it with a giant light with some sort of soft white cloth in front of it.
     
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    What a great job! Art and functionality :)
     
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    Thanks everyone

    Adahy thanks for the photo tip, and the base kuksa, it was very nice to work with
     
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    I love the inlays They look really good...and functional.
     

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