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.
I turned the billet over and chopped out two large notches.
It now looked like a rough 'W' shape.
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.
And then the Adze...
With the Adze I removed most of the bowl.
Not a bad job. I'll have to finish it with the hook knife later.
Now it's down to some careful knife work.
That was about it for the first session.
The next morning I finished off the knife-work and applied some Tung oil.
Dolly lent a hand...
Now for some detail to bring the Goose to life...
Chip carved eyes, and a a little flame will get the magic flowing.
She's done !
I think she's FAB !
This was one of my most memorable carvings. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed carving the