Thursday, 11 August 2011

Ash Kuksa II

Having finished what i had to do early today, i set to and finished off another Kuksa I've been making, this one like the last is carved from rock hard seasoned Ash, whilst it's seriously hard going carving the seasoned wood, i think it's worth it in all honesty as the grain patterns you get are incredible, sure green wood would have been so much easier, but at the time i didn't have any fresh cut Ash here that was suitable for a Kuksa, not only that i had the other half of the log to use from the last Kuksa i carved.

This one has a deeper bowl than the previous one's and a totally different handle shape, also i elected to leave some of the bark on the bottom of the bowl, just for artistic effect

4 comments:

  1. I've got some seasoned white ash here at the house. I've been thinking of making a few spoons from it, but have been worried that it will just be too hard to carve. Do you use any special tools or just a carving knife and a hook knife?

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  2. i just use these Tom http://kepisbushcraft.blogspot.com/2011/01/ben-orford-carving-tools.html, although i have added a couple more of Bens knives since i made the post about them, it's hard work, but worth it in the end

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  3. Despite being in the States I have a right and left set of his crook knives. They are great! I'll use that in conjunction with my carving knife and see how it works. :) I'm starting with something small though like a coffee measure.

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  4. Let us know how you get on Tom

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