Nor-Cal Woodturners

Nor-Cal Monthly Meeting

  • October 26, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom meeting from your home


Multi-Axis Turned Cup

This month's Zoom demo will be by Dave Landers.  He will be showing us how to make a Camper's Cup:

A Kuksa (or Guksi) is a Scandinavian drinking cup for outdoorsmen, traditionally carved from birch burl by its owner. In this demo, I will show you my woodturners version of a Kuksa: a multi-axis turned cup.

We’ll start with a block of wood like Birch, Poplar, Maple, etc. Some layout and a few cuts on the bandsaw (equipment permitting) then we go to the lathe. Start by turning the handle and the outside of the cup between centers. Change axes, create a tenon, and hollow out the cup’s interior mounted to a chuck. Then another flip to remove the tenon.

Time permitting, we will turn a small button for a lanyard so you can hang the cup from your belt or pack.

To make things easier, ALL of our members will be emailed the Zoom login details. Members do NOT need to register for free events anymore, just make sure your email address is correct in your member profile.

If you are not a Nor-Cal Member but would like to see the demo, please email Chris Smith at and he will send you a link.

If you haven't used Zoom before or are having problems with your connections, contact Chris Smith at or call (916) 712-6979.

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