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Carving project- Kuksa

Wentworth

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On a walk in some local rainforest, I found a downed piece of Coachwood that looked like it would make a good carving project.

I hadn't done much carving in the past few years, and had given away both of my hatchets, but luckily still had a silky saw and a few moras:

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I took the piece home and sawed it to a good length:

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Then using the saw, I cut out the rough shape, before using the green mora to baton down to a more manageable size:

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I then used the spoon knife and small mora to hollow out a bowl, before sanding and oiling:

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It was good fun, but if I keep carving, it's definitely time to pick up another hatchet! I think it would have saved a few hours work.
 

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good solid project Aris, would have kept you busy for a while and lots of concentration scooping out the bowl :giggle:
 

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Thanks Peter, it's nice to find a bit of spalting and defined grain coming through :)
 

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That's beautiful - well done! I agree, the wood with the spalting is stunning.

I still have one I started years ago at one of the meets, but never finished (it's at a stage between your third and last picture) and the wood has gone rock-hard. I keep looking at it wondering whether I could use some power tools on it, but should really take the time to sharpen my hook knife properly.
 

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Was that the 2013 meet at Blake's property?
I remember there was some downed poplar that got turned into spoons and kuksas.
I think I remember both you and Taplow Jnr doing some carving that time?
 

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Was that the 2013 meet at Blake's property?
I remember there was some downed poplar that got turned into spoons and kuksas.
I think I remember both you and Taplow Jnr doing some carving that time?
Yes, I think that was the one. The spoons turned out well but the kuksa has been a work in progress ever since!
 
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