This is called a Kuksa - a Scandinavian cup. Many are hand carved and most are made from Alder or Birch but I only had a thick block of Mahogany so that is what I used. I did not want to have any lamination in the cup. It is 3" OD and 3 5/8" high. This will be my morning coffee cup in the park this winter. It holds about 9 1/2 ounces
I'd like to thank Ivan for showing me his that he made some years ago
I posed it on some river rocks from Gila Bend,Az and the last shot is the first tryout. It passed!!
It is finished with Walrus Oil and then buffed and waxed on the outside.