WTS - 1/2 Price Carve-A-Kuksa Sale - (Updated 4-16-18)

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  1. T. Pollock

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    Thank you brother!
     
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    I wonder could one be done in, Osage? :22:
     
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    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. :dblthumb:
     
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    How big a chunk, and what if I supply it... green?
     
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    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.
     
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    I'll get back to you.
     
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    Sounds good bud.
     
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    I finished a really nice 12oz Carve-A-Kuksa in maple tonight so it will be available soon.
    I'll get photos tomorrow.
     
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    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.

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

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    SOLD.
     
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    I have two Carve-A-Kuksas available from maple.

    $40 each - Free shipping in the states - PayPal Only Please

    #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.


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    Wow, I did not see this till now.
    What a awesome idea.
     
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    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.
     
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    Weekend bump for the two maple Carve-A-Kuksas available above.
     
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    These would make an awesome Christmas gift :dblthumb:... and remember these come with a guarantee!
     
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    I'll take #1 if it's still available.
     
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    It is, thank you brother!!!
     
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    Both these are now SOLD

    THANKSGIVING SPECIAL TODAY & TOMORROW. $10 OFF!

    That's $30 for a Carve-A-Kuksa - Free Shipping in the states - PayPal Only Please.



    More photos and description of this one above.
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    I'll take #2
     
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    Thank You!
     
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    Carve-A-Kuksa Available.

    $45 - Free Shipping in the states - PayPal Only Please

    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.

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    Thanks for taking a look!
    Tim




     
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    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
     
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    This is a really cool idea..

    Now if I only had a spoon knife!
     
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    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!
     
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    @tyivie Awesome job on that Kuksa :dblthumb:
     
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    @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!
     
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    @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.
     
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    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. :dblthumb:
     
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    SOLD

    This one is still available.

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    PM Sent....
     
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    Thank you brother!
     
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    Retrieved the kuska from the PO yesterday evening. As usual your quality craftsmanship is evident.
    Thanks,
     
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    Thank you brother, I'm thrilled you like it!
     
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    I've been meaning to mention this little tip but I seem to have oldtimers.:dblthumb:

    The top section of these where I'm not able to turn them (due to the handle) really needs to be carved down as close as possible to the same thickness as the bottom (blended into where it has been turned) portion of the kuksa. When a cup/bowl/kuksa has an uneven wall thickness it is far more likely to crack. This is because the thicker area will dry slower than the thinner areas and will cause stress in the wood fibers causing them to tear apart and the wood will crack.

    I hope how I described this makes sense, if not let me know and I'll try to do a better job with photos.

    Tim
     
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    I haven't done any of these in a while so I'll be doing some Carve-A-Kuskas next guys. If any of you are interested in anything specific ie capacity/species please let me know and I'll do my best to make you what you'd like.

    Many thanks,
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    This one went out to @TrespassersWilliam this morning. I'm showing this one even though it's already sold, to update a little info. I'm always doing my best to improve both my methods and the end product so a few things have changed slightly on these. This one is from cherry and is 9oz at his request (4" outside diameter).

    First - you'll notice on this one the top area of the bowl where I"m unable to turn due to the handle is trimmed much closer to the rest of the wall thickness of the lower portion. On the first ones I was leaving lots of extra wood there (for design options) but some folks weren't getting that area carved anywhere near thin enough (thick around the rim & thin at the bottom) which leaves a serious risk for one to crack. It also saves you a lot of work. :dblthumb:

    Secondly - I've started applying a coat of tung oil to the end grain (front & back area). The end grain looses moisture way faster than the side gain so sealing the end grain with a light coat of tung oil slows that drying and helps the kuksa to dry much more evenly reducing warpage and the risk of cracking. This doesn't effect the carving of the kuksa in any way.

    Third - Whether you want your kuksa to have a smooth inside (I much prefer a smooth inside) or if you plan to leave a tooled finish inside will affect the price a little. If you plan for a smooth inside I will sand the inside for you up to 220 grit. Trust me you'd rather me do it than you! :3: It's way easier to do while it's still on the lathe than it is to do it by hand once it's off the lathe. If the inside is sanded it will also have the first sealing coat of tung oil applied to the inside when you receive the kuksa.

    Again my goal with these is to do everything I can possibly do to make sure your first kuksa carving experience is not only fun but that it's completely successful. Like everything I make I stand behind these 100% so if you purchase one of these and have any problems just let me know and it will be taken care of.

    Thanks for taking a look,
    T

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    Can't wait to see it up close. @T. Pollock does beautiful work.

    It will be nice to have something to aim for when I finally get around to attempting to carve one of these from scratch.

    We are all very fortunate to have a vendor like this here.
     
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    Thank you for the very kind words brother!
     
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    I normally prefer the looks of a hand carved/tooled finish for a kuksa and I don't do a smooth finish (outside sanded) very often. It's a lot more work but you have to listen to the wood and sometimes one just needs to be smooth in order to best show the natural beauty of the wood grain figure. :)

    This one is the twin sister (same piece of wood) to the maple crotch figure kuksa I just finished for @Butler Ford
    I'm going to offer this one first as a Carve-A-Kuksa to give someone a chance to save a bit of money. If no one is interested in completing it I'll finish it and offer it finished smooth.

    It's 4-1/8" dia. and capacity is about 10oz to the rim. This one is slightly smaller than it's twin sister. :3:
    As with it's sister it does have some bark inclusions which is part of what creates the super nice wood grain figure
    in a section of wood crotch. The inside has already been wet sanded up to 400 grit with tung oil used for the wet sanding.

    $45 - Free Shipping Included In The States - PayPal Only Please SOLD


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    Closeups of bark inclusions. What you see in this rear one isn't a crack, it's part of the inclusion but it will be filled with CA to stabilize it as will the one on the front.

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    This is going to be another beauty! I'm tempted but don't want to be greedy. I WILL be watching!

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    Ship it @T. Pollock I’ll take it . I just need your PayPal.
     
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    Thank you Chris! PM incoming.
     
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    dang! an hour too late! :D :D
     
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    I’d like it if you finished it like you’d use it.
     
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    I"m sorry brother I'm not sure I understand what you mean here. These are the Carve-A-Kuksas that are sold unfinished to give the customer a chance to do a little carving and finishing and save money.

    ETA: If you misunderstood I'll be glad to refund your payment?
     
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    You may still have a chance. :3:
     
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    I did misunderstand.. before I decline lemme see what I’d need to finish it. It may not be that hard.
     
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    On this one all that would be needed is sandpaper and 100% pure tung oil. It's about 98% finished but at half the price it would be if it were finished.
     
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