Discussion in 'T's Custom Outdoor Gear' started by T. Pollock, May 17, 2017.
Thank you brother!
I wonder could one be done in, Osage?
I'm sure it could but the cost of a chunk of Osage big enough to make a kuksa from would likely have an astronomical price tag.
How big a chunk, and what if I supply it... green?
Oh if you have access to osage that you can harvest that would be great.
Depends on the size kuksa you wanted but I usually rough mine out to approx 4-1/2 to 5"H x 5"W x 6"L.
Some extra length would be advisable though especially since it's going to be shipped and may go through some temp extremes (for green wood at least) on the way.
I'll get back to you.
Sounds good bud.
I finished a really nice 12oz Carve-A-Kuksa in maple tonight so it will be available soon.
I'll get photos tomorrow.
Maple Carve-A-Kuksa available, this one is 12+ oz to the rim and the inside has been sanded to 220 grit to make finishing much easier for the purchaser. Hand sanding the inside of a kuksa is no fun at all but it's much easier to do by hand while on the lathe than it is having to hold the kuksa in one hand and sand with the other. I put a very light coat of tung oil on it to make the grain show up for the photos and to help hold the moisture in (keep the wood fresh/green) until it's carved. This doesn't affect the carving in any way, I've done it many times on my own carvings.
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I have two Carve-A-Kuksas available from maple.
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#1 (on the left in the photos) holds approx 10 oz to the rim. SOLD
#2 (on the right in the photos) holds approx 9 oz to the rim.
Wow, I did not see this till now.
What a awesome idea.
Thank you sir! It gives folks that would like to carve themselves a kuksa a huge head start and pretty much guarantees success on their first attempt.
Weekend bump for the two maple Carve-A-Kuksas available above.
These would make an awesome Christmas gift ... and remember these come with a guarantee!
I'll take #1 if it's still available.
It is, thank you brother!!!
Both these are now SOLD
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That's $30 for a Carve-A-Kuksa - Free Shipping in the states - PayPal Only Please.
More photos and description of this one above.
I'll take #2
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This really nice kuksa is from maple and holds approx. 12oz to the rim.
This one has been sanded to 220 grit on the inside to remove any tool marks and it has had a light coat of Tung Oil applied to the outside to help hold the moisture in (helps it dry more slowly) and keep the wood fresh until the carving is finished. This one is really fresh/green so it should be easy carving.
Thanks for taking a look!
Bought a blank from T. Pollock during thanksgiving for a little project to do on the side. It was incredibly fun and I would highly recommend others give it shot. Thanks again . Great idea
This is a really cool idea..
Now if I only had a spoon knife!
That looks amazing brother, I love what you did with it and you did an excellent job!!!
Thank you so much for sharing the finished Kuksa, I hope it inspires others to give carving one a try!
@tyivie Awesome job on that Kuksa
Thanks guys. @Eric Westbrook, @T. Pollock, and @Virgil Grey
@tyivie you should show that over in the carve clan sub forum, I know they'd love to see it.
Did you use a wood burner for the design? Super nice however you did it brother!
@T. Pollock . I will do that. Yes it was a wood burner ive had for ever. Havent used in years . I was Surprised it still worked. And buy the way the tung oil worked great.
Awesome! I just started doing a little woodburning but I don't have an artistic bone in my body to be able to do anything like what you did on that kuksa.
This one is still available.