My first Kuksa....

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Sep 16, 2013
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Hi all,
Thought I'd share a piccy of my first attempt at carving a Kuksa. I used a piece of Sycamore which I'd 'foraged' from a nearby tree felling job. It's far from being the most aesthetically pleasing, but I'm relatively happy with the outcome.

I wrote a blog post about the process here, feel free to have a look and tell me what you think. I've tried to offer up a beginners perspective and share the lessons that I learnt along the way (no advertising gimmickery on my blog!).

https://barneysbimbles.blogspot.com/2019/03/carving-kuksa.html



 

Muddypaws

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Good job! Chunky but pleasing shape, holds tea - what's not to like?
Interesting and informative blog post by the way. I thought the shape reminded me of a Swedish plastic Kuksa, and this was confirmed in the article.
 
Sep 16, 2013
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Rochester, Kent
Thanks all, much appreciated.

Good job! Chunky but pleasing shape, holds tea - what's not to like?
Interesting and informative blog post by the way. I thought the shape reminded me of a Swedish plastic Kuksa, and this was confirmed in the article.
Thanks, glad you recognised the shape and agree that it's still a little chunky. I'm fully intending to re-visit the kuksa in the not too distant future and deal with that issue by increasing the volume of the cup.
 

Robson Valley

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I was beginning to think that all kuksa came out of a mold of conventional, conservative thinking and MUST be round.
"Coffee!!!!" was my very first thought when I saw that.
 

Fraxinus

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I was beginning to think that all kuksa came out of a mold of conventional, conservative thinking and MUST be round.
"Coffee!!!!" was my very first thought when I saw that.

:D It looks exactly like my first coffee in my first kuksa which is definitely not one of those commercial round ones.
@Barney Rubble leave it as it is and treasure it, use it as a model for future carvings so you can develop both your skills and designs as you wish. ScottE's sentiment covers it nicely.

Rob
 
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Janne

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Traditional kåsas are slightly oval or mainly round.
I think this firm came with the plastic onrs, but I do not think it matters!
It is lovely as it is, and I would not touch it.
As it is made from a straight grain, it needs to be thicker than if it was made from a burl.
 

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