I love kuksas and have only made two before, and not terribly successfully. I love Jon Mac's ale bowls and Alexander Yerk's kuksas so I thought I'd have a go at something simple, straight sided.
|A nice solid chunk of sycamore to begin with.|
|Hollowing out with my Robin Woods hook knife.|
|Oh dear, it was all looking good, and then starts to go wrong - see the chip on the edge of the bowl.|
|This is as far as it got - you can't see it but a bit crack opened up where the handle meets the body.|
|Serving spoon in willow.|
|Spatula in willow, a bit of bark left on the handle.|
|You can't see it too well, but it has a nice curve to it and follows the grain of the wood it was split from.|
|I love the different colours you get from cooking with oil and spices - curry, chili etc.|
|Darkened with butter.|
|I love the way the wear highlights the tool marks.|
So, my advice to anyone who has not yet done it - make a spoon and use it!