WTS - 1/2 Price Carve-A-Kuksa Sale - (Updated 11-24-17)

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  1. T. Pollock

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    Here is a nice one available from spalted maple guys. I left a little more carving work to be done on this one since that seems to be what folks prefer, so the price of this one is lower than the others I've offered. The walls are a little thicker than the others I've offered, the inside has not been sanded and I left more material for carving/shaping the handle to suit. Since this one is spalted it will take a thorough finish job to insure that it doesn't leak. I'll guarantee it not to crack like all the others but being spalted I can't guarantee this one not to leak, that depends on how well you do your part finishing it and what you use to do it with.

    Holds 12oz.

    $35 - Free shipping in the states - PayPal Only

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    I will take it but please me some ideas on how to finish it best to help prevent leaks
     
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    You got it MommaJ. If you sand the inside nice and smooth and finish it with several coats of 100% pure Tung Oil you won't have to worry about it ever leaking. Shoot me a PM and I'll be glad to help in any way I can.
     
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    Any plans to make a traditional looking one with the two finger holes? Any plans on selling finished ones?
     
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    I've sold several finished ones. Unfortunately the carpal tunnel in my wrists is so severe at this time I'm not able to do any hand carving to be able to do a completed one and I've been putting off having surgery for a long time.
     
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    Not to hijack T's thread but the finger holes are not traditional. That style was developed for tourist trade. Although admittedly kinda cool looking, when you grab yourself a log, axe and knife you will quickly discover why!
     
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    Thanks for sharing the info bud. I think I've made two with the finger holes and didn't personally care for either one of them. Plus they were much harder to make.
     
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    What's the most practical handle? I've seen some that are solid but contoured, others with a single hole, some that are stylized more like the handle of a spoon and curved...
     
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    I'll see if I can round up a photo of what I personally like best. It's simple but it works great, which usually is what I find works best in most things... the old KISS rule. :dblthumb:
     
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    Thanks! That'd be great!

    And yes, as I grow older I am finding the KISS principle applies to everything in life and is really the ultimate goal. I can't think of anything better served by being complicated or complex. My dad used to refer to the KISS rule all the time.
     
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    I had the surgery over 15yrs ago and I am glad I did. 11 minutes start to finish and about 5 weeks to get back to what the dr said was 100%. I wouldn't recommend doing both hands at once because it took me about a week before I could even think about using that hand. My surgery was done through a 1/2 in hole at the wrist and you couldn't see the scar after a month. It was done arthroscopic. The only problem with it is that because of computer work for over 10 yrs to pay the bills I have started to notice some evidence of the return but for the moment it is mild so I am just pushing through it. The Dr did tell me that it was not a permanent fix because the tendon he cut would eventually grow back and the problem would return but it would take at least 10 yrs depending on what I was doing.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Sorry about that Jason, I got sidetracked yesterday and forgot to post the photos bud.
    This is my favorite style. I believe some call it the fish or boat tail shape? The radius under the handle and in the side of the handle makes for a very comfortable but secure grip between the thumb (on top) and fingers below the handle & wrapped around the bottom of the kuksa. This one was from cherry and went to @kcardwel

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    Thanks bud, yeah mine has gotten so severe it's no longer if I'm going to have surgery... but when. Being a man that has always made things with his hands it's very frustrating not being able to do what I've always done.
     
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    No prob. Thanks for the picture. I like that style as well, it looks stylistically interesting while being simple, and effective.
     
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    You're very welcome Jason, always glad to help in any way I can!

    ETA: where the handle meets the kuksa is about 1" x 1", it's approx. 2" long & no wider at the end than 2" or they look too big & gaudy to me.
     
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    Since my stabilizing chamber is on the way I'm going to save this one to experiment stabilizing a kuksa on. If it turns out well I may relist it.


    I have a spalted birch Carve-A-Kuksa available
    guys and this may be the last one for awhile. I had a catch while turning this one and broke the tenon. I didn't think it was going to make one but after looking more closely it's fine and I was able to glue the tenon (not part of the kuksa itself) back on and finish turning it. Almost all the wood I milled/processed this last time is too far gone (spalted) to be suitable for kuksas. As I go through it making other things I may run across a piece or two but it's not likely. This isn't the best time of year to harvest trees so it will be awhile before I have anymore logs to process into blanks. Also before I harvest any more I've got to build or come up with some type of shelter to keep the logs in the dry until processed. Leaving them out in the weather like I have been doing just deteriorates them to quickly before I can get them milled into blanks and I absolutely hate wasting or losing any wood.

    The inside of this one has not been sanded.
    Since this one is spalted it will take a thorough finish job to insure that it doesn't leak. I'll guarantee it not to crack like all the others but being spalted I can't guarantee this one not to leak, that depends on how well you do your part finishing it and what you use to do it with.

    Holds just under 10 oz to the rim.

    $35 - Free shipping in the states - PayPal Only

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    Tim if you could do me a 12oz.in spalted Maple,I'll take one.
     
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    Thanks! Happy to if I can find a piece that's suitable (not too spalted & good grain orientation) to make one from. I have more maple than any other species so maybe.
     
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    I withdrew the spalted birch kuksa above to experiment stabilizing one on since my chamber is now on the way. :)

    As always thank you all for checking out my vendor forum & custom gear offerings!


    T
     
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    Thanks,let me know if you find something.
     
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    Wow this thread is incredible! I have been trying to figure out how to carve a kuska and this seems like the perfect way to start! Do I need to just wait until you post one for sale? I'm just looking for something simple.
     
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    Thanks! Yeah if you'd like to sub the thread that way you'll get a notification when I have more available. I'm not able to do orders so I just post them as I'm able to get them done.

    ETA:I was just given a maple tree that came down in a recent storm (I've just got to go work it up and haul it home) so I'll for sure have some in maple. I probably won't have other woods available till this fall.
     
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    Watching and waiting for one to come available with in 3 days of my payday lol
     
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    Maybe you'll hit the kuksa lottery. :dblthumb: Thanks bud! I just harvested a massive maple tree that fell in a recent storm so I'll for sure have some coming up in maple... that is if I survive harvesting that tree today. :3:
     
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    Oh i think I have time tomorrow to go hunting for some burls I hope to be able to do some traddin'.......
     
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    That would be awesome!
     
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    I'm pretty sure I can find Oak with no problem, but not sure what else we have on the farm.
     
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    Cool.
     
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    Here ya go @prairieofthedog He requested this one but like all my items it's available to whoever says (here) I'll take it first. I honestly didn't think I had another suitable blank to get one from until I harvested more trees but I looked again through my blanks and came up with this one. Hopefully the weather will cool off soon so I can begin to harvest trees suitable for kuksa blanks. As I've mentioned in my kuksa tips thread finding the right tree for kuksa blank is one of the biggest challenges in successfully making one and those trees (here at least) are few and far in between. One of the reasons I have to charge as much as I do for these is due to the difficulty in finding, harvesting and processing these trees. I've thought about offering raw kuksa blanks (if the interest was there) but there's a heck of a lot of work just to harvest and mill/process the trees into those blanks and I'd have to charge an appropriate price for them to cover that time & effort.



    Another Spalted Maple Carve-A-Kuksa Available. Not quite as much spalting as the last one but that also means the wood is less porous so it'll be easier to seal.

    The inside of this one has not been sanded.
    Since this one is spalted it will take a thorough finish job to insure that it doesn't leak. I'll guarantee it not to crack like all the others but being spalted I can't guarantee this one not to leak, that depends on how well you do your part finishing it and what you use to do it with.

    Holds 12 oz to the rim.

    $35 - Plus Shipping - PayPal Only

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    Bump... The above spalted maple is still available if anyone is interested.
     
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    This one still available? If so, I will take.
     
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    Just in case Ashman changes his mind, seconds please!
     
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    PM sent with PP info.

    Many thanks,
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    Thanks bud, I'll have more available. I have no idea what it would cost to send one to the Netherlands but if you'd like to PM me your address I'd be happy to see if I can figure it out and let you know. I've only shipped overseas a couple of times so I'm not familiar with the rates. It may honestly cost more in shipping than it would be worth to you.
     
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    That's probably a good idea to check out the shipping costs first, thanks for wanting to look in to it. Pm on the way.
     
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    Wow this is a fantastic idea and so much better for those of us with limited tools and carving skill. I hope they do really well for you buddy and IMO your crazy for not charging more.
     
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    You're very welcome bud!

    Thanks @Wasp ! The inside is the biggest challenge to carve especially with minimum tools so I thought this might be a big help for some folks. You're not the first to tell me I'm a little crazy bud. LOL :4:
    Seriously though, if what I make doesn't sell and doesn't get used there's no enjoyment to what I do so I try to keep my prices as low as possible. When people post photos of the things I've made for them being used it's always the highlight of my day. :)
     
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    11 oz. Maple SOLD

    $45 - Includes Free Shipping In The States - PayPal Only Please

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    Thanks @Finner !

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    9 oz. Cherry Carve-A-Kuksa available. The inside of this one has not been sanded. If you'd like one that has had the inside sanded please let me know and I can do that for a little more.

    $40 - Includes Free Shipping In The States - PayPal Only Please

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    Your pics didnt come though, but I definitely wanna see this one!
     
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    Sorry about that brother! They show up for me but I'll try to fix it.

    PS. Thanks for letting me know!
     
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    @MT_Fin did that fix the photos?
     
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    Yup!
     
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    Doh, nice grab! I was going to try and snag that.

    I'll take seconds, just in case. :p
     
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    Have at it brother, I'll grab the next one. I'm in no hurry and wouldn't mind a bit bigger capacity anyway.
     
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    You sure? I certainly wasn't wanting to guilt you into anything!

    I'll give you 5 min to reconsider then I'm sending Tim the paypal! :p
     
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    No guilt at all, and no need to reconsider. Looking forward to seeing your progress with it. Send away!
     
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    No problem at all to make the next one a little bigger bud.
     
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    Sweet, thanks brother! @T. Pollock - Paypal and PM inbound!
     
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