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    Kuksa !

    I started this project in the spring.

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    It has sat in my 'to do' basket for months

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    I have spent the summer learning new skills and traveling around the West Country.

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    Last week I finally sat down with my MiniMac knife and finished him off.

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    I've just taken multiple orders for more.
    Looks like I'm going to be busy for a while
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    This kuksa is carved by Jon Mac using the three primary bushcraft edge tools.
    Axe, knife and hook knife.
    This rams head kuksa is carved from green birch and has been coloured with careful use of a flame, then oiled.
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    The Kuksa looks great Jon,as always loveley work, Atb Tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony1948 View Post
    The Kuksa looks great Jon,as always loveley work, Atb Tony.
    Hi Tony.
    Glad I managed to get these photos up, I had major trauma trying to sign in here.
    Good to hear from you my friend.
    All the best from a quiet, sunny Dartmoor.
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    I love the look of that. I'm going to nick your idea of scorching the wood to give it colour.
    Any chance you could post some clearer pictures of the ram's head on the handle.

    Anyway, great stuff and a lovely colour and shape. Kuksas don't normally do much for me since they can look all much-a-muchness, but your's is one the few that I'd like to own.
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    Stunning work there, lovely finish to it as well,
    Well done
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    Lovely work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humakt View Post
    I love the look of that. I'm going to nick your idea of scorching the wood to give it colour.
    Any chance you could post some clearer pictures of the ram's head on the handle.



    Anyway, great stuff and a lovely colour and shape. Kuksas don't normally do much for me since they can look all much-a-muchness, but your's is one the few that I'd like to own.
    You can put your name down for one if you like Humakt.
    I'm about to start a batch to fulfil a group of orders.
    You can email me at first steps@thewood.eclipse.co.uk
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger004 View Post
    Lovely work
    Thank you Tigger.
    Much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvanbilly View Post
    Stunning work there, lovely finish to it as well,
    Well done
    Thank you Sylvanbilly.
    All knife finished with a hint of charcoal.
    Thanks for commenting.
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    Best i've ever seen I really like that

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