I spent time with the talented Paul Adamson in the Midlands (UK) to film a tutorial in which he teaches you his entire process for carving a Kuksa with hand tools

Access Pauls Kuksa – Downloadable template, Book, List of tools, etc – https://pauladamsoncraft.bigcartel.com/kuksa-book-and-carving-info

Pauls ‘How To Carve An Eating Spoon’ tutorial – CLICK HERE

Pauls ‘Production Spoon Carving’ tutorial – CLICK HERE

Pauls Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/paul_woodlandcraft/

Location we filmed at – https://www.greenwooddays.co.uk

Below is a timestamp of all the sections in this video:

00:00:00 – Start

00:00:18 – Introduction

00:07:11 – Kuksa examples

00:15:28 – Style of Kuksa we’re carving

00:16:24 – Kuksa book

00:21:05 – Sourcing wood

00:22:07 – Wood varieties

00:23:47 – Shaping rough blank

00:32:22 – Drawing shape

00:34:15 – Axing outside bowl

00:47:12 – Sawing stop cuts

00:48:36 – Axing bowl / handle transition

00:51:43 – Drawing detailed shape

00:54:12 – Finish axing bowl / handle transition

00:55:06 – Mora push knife carve outside shape

01:02:23 – Clamping Kuksa in carving block

01:04:55 – Selection of hollowing tools

01:15:07 – Straight gouge hollowing bowl

01:28:06 – Curved gouge hollowing bowl

01:36:12 – Twca cam hollowing bowl

01:45:10 – Axing the handle

01:48:20 – Drawing handle shape

01:49:56 – Sawing handle stop cut

01:51:32 – Finishing axing the handle

01:54:01 – Straight knife handle shaping

02:02:50 – Straight knife top rim of bowl

02:04:46 – Straight knife inside rim of bowl

02:06:49 – Functionality vs Decoration

02:10:35 – Mora push knife carve end grain

02:17:09 – Straight knife carve end grain

02:19:56 – Mora push knife finish carving end grain

02:21:40 – Scorp finish hollowing bowl

02:33:56 – Carving underneath the handle

02:35:28 – Finish carving the base

02:38:10 – Finish carving the handle

02:40:00 – Bevelling the edges

02:43:36 – Finishing touches

02:45:41 – Measuring how much the Kuksa holds

02:46:18 – Drying techniques

02:49:53 – Oiling techniques

02:52:58 – Avoid cracking & splitting

02:53:48 – Avoid leaking

02:54:20 – Conclusion

As always I appreciate you watching

Take care

Peace

Zed