I have just completed a new kåsa. Guksi (pronounced gooksee) is the Sámi name for a wooden coffee cup.
I made it out of a 15 year old Birch bur given to me by my neighbour and it was bloody hard work to carve (especially the inside)!!
The dark lines are caused by a fungus that would have been growing in the tree
I have soaked the cup in rapeseed oil to bring out the patterning in the wood
In the next issue of “The Bushcraft Magazine” (coming out very soon) I write about how to make a kåsa