Saturday, August 13, 2011

The tiny little birch kuksa

I'm having a blast carving this birch wood! This micro kuksa might end up a necklace pendant or maybe some sort of decorative ornament. It's smaller than a teaspoon, and the long handle lends itself to some sort of necklace attachment. It was whittled from birch and soaked in linseed oil. Displayed next to some untreated birch, you can really see the difference the oil makes.


  1. Hi John,

    xcellent work. Do you use a spoon knife for the bowl? If not would you do a tutorial on how to carve the bowl with only a knife please.

  2. Thanks, guys!

    @Abo: I did use a spoon knife on this little one. The knife can be seen at top of the first photo, secured in it's wooden blade protector and wrapped tight in a black rubber band.