Kuksa Carving Day Course


Duration: 1 Day

Price: £85

Run by: Adam Giles
at Hands on Bushcraft

07598 491989

5 Egypt
Stroud Road
Nailsworth
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6 0AE

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About the Course

The kuksa carving day is just that, a crafty day learning how to carve with green wood to create your very own Kuksa. The name kuksa derives from the Scandinavian word meaning drinking vessel or cup and is traditionally carved from birch wood by the sami people of the north. During this course you’ll be using local woods to carve your kuksa. These will include species such as birch, sycamore and ash. The day will be spent carving under the woodland canopy where you will truly be in touch with nature. By the end of the course you’ll walk away with your very own hand carved kuksa, made by you.

Over the course of the day you’ll learn:

How to safely use knives, saws, gouges and axes including, various cutting techniques
The fundamentals of carving with green wood
How to sustainably source material for your kuksa
How to split using axes
How to split using froes
How to split using wedges
How to remove the waste material from the bowl using gouges and hook knives
How to shape the outside of your kuksa using axes and knives
How to sand and smooth out cut marks left by tools
How to finish off your kuksa with oils / waxes

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.



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Course Start Dates

Sunday 25th March 2018
Sunday 1st July 2018
Sunday 2nd September 2018

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  • Suitable for beginners

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