Friday, 23 March 2012

The big burly kuksa

Ive made a few large kuksa now, but I wanted a pretty one and a large sycamore burr came my way.
I also wanted it to hold hot liquids, not crack or leak.

I'm pleased to say its passed and working well. I made up a pine pitch using Pine resin, beeswax and ground charcoal for the suspect knots, and oiled the outside with Rapeseed oil.

It holds 350ml to the brim so theres a bit of room spare for movement which allows me to wake up in the morning with a good strong large coffee :) This will be my new camping buddy.

Frosts 106 knife for scale

and the repair and test...