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Re: Kuksa pictures

Postby ToneWood » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:50 pm

The leaf handle is a really nice touch. :)
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Re: Kuksa pictures

Postby alexyerks » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:57 pm

Here is last months work..

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Re: Kuksa pictures

Postby Darrell » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:53 am

Wow, Alex! You are quite prolific.

What kind of wood would you suggest for a first-time kuksa carver? North American species are what I would be working with. There's a tree surgeon lives around the corner, he can get me just about anything. Would Soft maple be OK? There are a lot of "Norway" maples in our area, they were planted because they grow fast, but a lot of them are nearing the end of their life, especially with this summer's near-drought conditions.

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Re: Kuksa pictures

Postby alexyerks » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:03 pm

I live in Upstate New York so it looks like you'll be carving what I'm carving. If you can find it, birch is my favorite.

Here is a list of trees I prefer in order:

-White/Paper Birch
-River Birch
-Yellow Birch
-Black/Sweet Birch [this stuff is as tough as nails to carve, but it's almost worth it to smell that wintergreen aroma. It really makes some nice tea too.
-Beech
-Maple [a lot of people prefer this, but I get a little annoyed with maple]
-Cherry
-Applewood
-Tulip Poplar

These are what I've personally worked with, but there are a lot more options. Most fruitwoods and hardwoods are great for it. Stay away from the resin/soft grained woods.
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Re: Kuksa pictures

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