Not Your Momma's Kuksa

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'Cause it's my momma's 😉  For Christmas I decided to try my hand at carving a Kuksa for my mom.  She makes yogurt and eats it every morning and I wanted to give her something nice to eat it from.  But she has several turned bowls I've made her and I wanted to do something a little different.  So I grabbed a hunk of Cherry and roughed out the shape on the bandsaw then I chucked it up on my lathe and wasted a lot of the inside away.  After that, I just went at it with knives until it looked and felt right.

I got a woodburner recently to use to add my maker's mark to small projects like this.  But I decided to add a little design to the handle.  I'm not sure what it is but there was a stencil for it with my burner and I thought it looked appropriate.  Finish was several coats of Tung oil.  It's water-tight as of now and I'm hoping the oil will keep it so for soup and yogurt and for washing.  Time will tell.

I have dabbled in spoon carving for a couple of years but throw away FAR more than I keep.  But I thought this little Walnut eating spoon turned out well so I included it.  Finish is the same on the spoon.  Both were made from wood from trees I felled on my property last year.  

Thanks for looking!  Comments and questions welcomed as always 😃

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Looks good to me Kenny, not sure about turning something on the lathe with a handle sticking out.

Main Street to the Mountains

I didn't turn the outside Eric, only roughed out the inside so I didn't have to remove so much wood with my hook knife.  The outside was shaped with carving knives.
Nice Kuksa - another of those things I'll get round to sooner or later, probably.
cool kuksa kenny.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nicely done.  I like the pattern on the handle.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

pretty nice  kuksa. 

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 'Cause it's my momma's 😉  For Christmas I decided to try my hand at carving a Kuksa for my mom.  She makes yogurt and eats it every morning .....
But Hokie, if you forget to stack the dishwasher, does she go hungry the next morning?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Well done. Lucky she has it now and not when you were a kid. Getting hit with that Kuska looks like it will hurt
Nicely done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

That's a good one. Well done!!

You can have my girl but don't touch my hat. Lyle Lovett

Like the Kuksa.     Made me want one.    

Ron

That came out really nice Kenny.

"Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

Hey Hokie, maybe a role reversal and her next Mothers Day prazzie,



She could make her own Kuksa and have you can sus out a good youghurt receipe.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

That arbortech stuff is often tempting to me.  But if it wasn't for the quiet and working with knives, I don't really think I'd enjoy it.

 HokieKen
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That arbortech stuff is often tempting to me.  But if it wasn't for the quiet and working with knives, I don't really think I'd enjoy it.
I'm suggesting you buy the Arbortec for her... Like when my SWMBO buys me an iron... though it did come handy for getting out dents in wood... and earnt a moon-slap from her.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

 Arbotec might sell more ball gouges it it had a less painful sounding name.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.