Fresh Hardwoods including Birch, Sycamore and Cherry cut to shape and posted to your door for you to make your own cup.
End-Grain allows you to get a smoother tooled finish compared to side grain blanks and thinner walls whilst maintaining strength. The downside is the base on the inside is harder to carve as you are cutting across the fibers.
Cup blank cut to a shape, axed with the centre drilled out and a finger hole. 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.
What you will need
A carving knife and gouge/spoon knife which you can buy on the website if not already owned
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.