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Offline Quenchcrack

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Using Basswood for a kuksa?
« on: August 16, 2015, 09:51:46 AM »
Has anyone used basswood for a kuksa?  It is much softer than birch.
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Re: Using Basswood for a kuksa?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 08:58:45 AM »
I haven't even ventured into a kuksa yet, but there are folks who use basswood for them.
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Re: Using Basswood for a kuksa?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 09:33:24 AM »
I have a few boards saved for something unknown. Have whittled some bass into a wooden scabbard. No kuksa though.
One thing for sure it wood be pleasant work. With your talent a good chance for some exterior relief work if you wanted to ;D

I feel like getting a good drying oil deep into the wood, along with some firm burnishing it wood make a nice useable cup. Maybe not a workhorse, or a fancy grain eye dazzler ( a good reason to add decorative carving)


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Re: Using Basswood for a kuksa?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 12:01:30 PM »
Well, good enough for me to try it.  I have a basswood plank about 4" x 4" x 12 inch that is sitting there crying "Kuksa, Kuksa" to me.  And I like the idea of some surface embellishment!
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