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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Carving a Snow goose Kuksa...



spoon carving first steps

Well now I've sharpened up my edge tools using the clay shale I found earlier this month I figured it might be a good idea to share some more Kuksa carving techniques.
I have recently added another edge tool to my arsenal, an adze.
Using the Adze will speed up my carving process, but I can still carve this kuksa using my hook knife only.

So I picked a nice billet of Birch and split it through, tapering both ends with my Roselli axe.

spoon carving first steps

I turned the billet over and chopped out two large notches.

spoon carving first steps

It now looked like a rough 'W' shape.

spoon carving first steps

At this stage I bought out the knife and gave the blank a slight fettle so I could get a feel of its final shape.

spoon carving first steps

And then the Adze...

spoon carving first steps

With the Adze I removed most of the bowl.

spoon carving first steps

Not a bad job. I'll have to finish it with the hook knife later.
Now it's down to some careful knife work.

spoon carving first steps

That was about it for the first session.

spoon carving first steps

The next morning I finished off the knife-work and applied some Tung oil.

spoon carving first steps

Dolly lent a hand...

spoon carving first steps

Now for some detail to bring the Goose to life...

spoon carving first steps

Chip carved eyes, and a a little flame will get the magic flowing.

spoon carving first steps

She's done !

spoon carving first steps

I think she's FAB !

spoon carving first steps


spoon carving first steps

This was one of my most memorable carvings. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed carving the

spoon carving first steps


spoon carving first steps


spoon carving first steps

Enjoy...
J;-)













5 comments:

  1. any chance on a 'how to' on the decoration you do? i tried but just chipped a decent carving! lol

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    1. Here you go...J;-)

      http://spooncarvingfirststeps.blogspot.com/2011/07/hen-and-chips_04.html

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  2. quite simple when you know how eh!

    another question ,what is the weight and length of your adze? i have one here that was made by dorset woodland blades and it screws to the top of a handle ,it seems like hard work using it as it is very light,probably only a few ouces.

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