Cups and spoons

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Strigidae, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. BrokenSVT

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    Lol...it was a labor of love, so to speak. She did enjoy it!
     
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    I bet Jeff Randall can carve a mean spoon...!! A master at work so to speak !
     
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  4. Wisdom

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    Here’s a couple of backpacker spoons. One is for getting into a mountain house bag the other for a kit bag. 7E685149-E13F-4F00-83C7-351C52AE0E15.jpeg
     
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    Super smart on the mountain house spoon!!
     
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    That's a brilliant idea. I just got a long slender branch from a red maple tree and was wondering what to do with it.
     
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    Adding beef stroganoff to your knuckles while backpacking a few days makes for an unpleasant week. Especially when I use my pants for a napkin! Same issue with the tuna packs I often carry. They make for an even more unpleasant aroma! Haven’t tried it out, but I made it longer than the standard packs.
     
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    I've been working this piece of red maple for two days now. I had another spoon roughed out. It was the same sort of design as the soup spoons you see in Japanese restaurants. But I put too much pressure on the end and accidentally snapped it in half while shaping the bowl. :( I'm not going to make this one as "dainty".
     
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    That little scandi is nice looking.
     
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    Thank you much. It's been a comfortable little blade to use for extended periods.

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    It's coming along nicely.
     
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    Started a new Kuksa cup today.

    I am using Ancient Kauri wood which is about 50,000 years old from New Zealand.

    It is going to be a 2 handed bowl/

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    Progress!
    Was planning for a thumb hole.. Instead I have a divet for my fingers.

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    A little more work today and the first coat of wood conditioner.

    The conditioner has made it a lot easier to see the scratches and dings. I am going to let is dry out for a few days and go over it with a finer sand paper..

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    Lookin' good Dane!
     
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    Thank you!
    This is the farthest I have gotten on a Kuksa style cup.

    Normally I have issues with cracking. But I found a local business that is a big time wood importer and sells high quality USA wood. Managed to get a nice piece to start with and so far no cracking :)
     
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    I'm gonna try something new with this one. Butcher block conditioner and a few minutes in the oven at 350°F. Anyone have a preferred method for finishing/conditioning?
     
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    I bought the same butcher block conditioner to use on the above kuksa.

    I believe it says to treat with the other “conditioner” the probably sold right next to it first. I did not use the other bottle first. I believe I read that the other bottle is supposed to “moisturize” the wood first.

    When applying the one you have i noticed it seems rather “greasy” at first probably from the wax. I used a cotton cloth to almost “buff” the cup which warmed up the wax enough to soak into the wood better and wasn’t as greasy.

    The cup was still a little greasy thou so I have been leaving it out to dry for a few days then re applying more.

    One thing I did notice was I could tell when I had put on to much as it leaves a little waxy residue when dry.
     
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    Thanks Dane, and you're right. I noticed a second bottle of oil which had a similar label to this one. When I got home and read the instructions it did recommend a 2 part process - oil first then condition. Don't tell my wife, she's quick to remind me that I don't follow directions well! :D It darkened the wood a bit to heat and apply the conditioner. I'll have to drag out my buffing cloths or felt wheels. That's one thing I've not done yet. Thanks again partner!
     
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    Here's my latest spoon. I screwed up the last long one I carved. I left more meat on the neck of this one. Apparently I enjoy snapping them in half there. :confused:
     
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    All done.
     
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