Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sycamore Kuksa / Kasa - Finished At Last

As my day was totally screwed by the atrocious weather, i figured i would make the best of a bad job and spend some time reworking the Kuksa ive been making.

I had originally sanded the exterior surface down and well, i didn't like it, so this afternoon i took a gouge and crook knife to the Kuksa and gave it a good going over and a short time later, i had a finish on the Kuksa that i much prefer.

The interior of the cup remains sanded at the moment, but that also might change in the coming days, as the walls of the cup are a little thick in places and id like to reduce the thickness just a little bit.

1 comment:

  1. I've found that a tool finished inside does not absorb oil very well, leaving a less durable finish when it comes to holding hot coffee.
    Sanded to about 240 grit inside takes the oil deeper and when it cures it is good for many years of use.