Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Green Woodworking

I was given a Frost spoon knife for Fathers Day. Prior to getting a real spoon knife I had been using a hoof knife usually used to clean horse hooves. The kuksa, bowl, and spoon pictured hear were carved using the hoof knife. The ladel was carved using my new spoon knife.



Kuksa

Spoon

Bowl

Ladel top

Ladel side

I still carry the hoof knife in the field because it packs better than the spoon knife, but the spoon knife make the finishing work much smoother. Stay tuned for some more DIY projects!

8 comments:

Mungo Says Bah! said...

That Kuksa and ladle are amazing - nice work!

Mungo

Norseman said...

Thanks Mungo!

Mark said...

Norseman! Good looking pieces, I'll have to get some knives and give that a try.

Fenlander said...

Very nice work Chris. Kevin

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Really nice ladle.
regards
SBW

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Hendrik M said...

Your kuksa looks fantastic! Seriously great work. My girlfriend actually wanted to give me as a present a course with a Sami kuksa maker, where you learn to make your own kuksa. sadly its booked out till summer, so her parents got me the one you saw. But seeing what you made, I think I need to give it myself a try as well, its so satisfying to DIY.

Norseman said...

Hendrik,
I carving the kuksa took about a week working a couple of hours a night. It was the first large item I ever carved and I learned a lot in the process. The next time I carve a kuksa I will drill a hole in the center of my blank that will mark the depth of the cup, then carve outward and down using the hole as a guide. That's how I carved the ladle and it was A LOT easier. Thanks for visiting my blog!