Made a Kuksa.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I went for a good walk in the country yesterday and whilst out and about I wanted to collect some pine resin and cut myself a piece of willow from a fallen tree to make a Kuksa [cup].

    I cut the wood using my Swedish pack saw and then split it with my Puukko in the woods to keep the weight down.

    So today I got to making it using only hand tools I,d have with me if I was in the woods for more than a few days.

    Well apart from the brass lanyard tube that is[​IMG]

    I think it needs a little more sanding yet.
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    sticks - you are just too cool. Love your projects
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    That is cool!... got some nice birch burl... was thinking of making me a cup too.... very nice.... great inspiration....
  4. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    I think I'm going to take up a new hobby. What's a good wood carving knife?
  5. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Where are all the bandaids and cuts and scars on your hands? Mine would look like a meat grinder accident by the time I got done carving that!
  6. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++


  7. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Thanks bro.

    Ive been looking for a nice birch burl but Ive not seen any big enough around my stomping grounds,lots of birch just not many burls.
  8. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++


    Ive had my fair share of cuts though but im a little more carefull these days and carry a good first aid kit with butterfly sutures in it as its not good when your camping in the woods and get yourself a good deep cut,I know this as Its happened to me before:oops::cry:
  9. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Did some more sanding today and treated the wood with peanut oil...






    Still needs a little more sanding.
  10. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Are you sure you want to use it as a cup? I would put it on the wall, as an art object. :)
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    How much (say in ounces) will it hold? And what good does the peanut oil do?
  12. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    No good just looking at it,its got to be used;)
  13. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I just had to go measure,it holds 4 FL oz,just enough for a strong coffee;)

    Peanut oil works in the same way as using linseed oil on a knife handle,it protects the wood,water proofs it,brings out the grain and it user friendly as long as you haven't got a nut allergy.
  14. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I use the Eric Frosts Mora spoon knife from Sweden.

    Its a good knife and available in the USA.
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    'Bout half a cup for me. The oil imparts no flavor?

    There is some maple around here, might have to give it a try.
  16. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Very nice stick.
  17. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I like my coffee small but very strong and cannot abide big cups of weak coffee.

    Not that Ive noticed but there again how strong I have my coffee I doubt Id notice anyway.

    But I think I would notice the flavour of linseed oil.
  18. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    have you ever burned your bowls out with coals?
  19. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Yes but would rather carve them as there less chance of the wood spliting as it can when burn't out.
  20. Jeckyl

    Jeckyl Monkey+

    Great job. Have you thought of making a bowl to match?
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