Fresh Greenwood Birch cut to shape and posted to your door for you to make your own cup.
Cup blank cut to a shape, axed with the centre drilled out and a finger hole. It also has a centred circular base drawn in. To save some time and your muscles these blanks have been drilled out with a large drill bit to give you a good start so you will have the inside hollowed out in no time. The finger hole has been pre-drilled to make the handle as in the traditional Highlands cup.
Please note all the blanks are cut out by hand and will vary in shape and size slightly depending on the log it comes from. I check every blank and only send out ones i would use personally. So it is down to you to make a beautiful cup from your unique blank. When not using your blank keep it in a bag away from any heat sources or it will dry too quickly and split. Try and avoid carving in hot sunlight for the same reasons.
*Please note* The cup blanks are all posted out at the start of each month regardless of when you order. This is to ensure you get the freshest wood. I have to keep a few days aside to cut the cups from a log, package and post out within those days before the wood begins to dry.
What you will need
A carving knife and gouge/spoon knife which you can buy on the website if not already owned
There is another option of blank with more of the work already done if you want the best start. See the shop
I have a few videos on youtube which will show you a step by step guide of how to make a Highlands Cup. Once you have made your cup, let the wood dry and do any finishing cuts before oiling it to waterproof it.