Everything about Spoon Carving
Working with your hands: the secret to happiness?
How reviving the pastime of carving a spoon enriches your life
It’s thanks to a bad case of the flu that Ethan-James Osborne carves spoons. He was in bed, delirious with a raging fever, when he was struck by what he admits was a rather mad idea: to go outside, find some wood, and carve a spoon. “I hobbled…
Start learning Spoon Carving
With only a couple of knifes and your own hands you can begin to shape a piece of wood.
How to carve a wooden spoon?
In this article we will go through the main steps of carving a spoon, for each step you will find a link to a more detailed article. There are many ways to carve a wooden spoon, the method this Blog is focused on is greenwood carving using only hand tools. SEE: Types of wood…
Get to know the tools you need to start carving
The Straight Knife
The Hook Knife
*Illustration byFederico Epis
and how to sharpen and care for your own tools:
Learn to understand the wood and it’s structure to carve it the right way.
Types of wood for Spoon Carving
Wood for Spoon Carving. Understanding the grain and deformation.
Following the grain: The direction of the cut
But don’t forget to be careful!
Design and carve your own wooden spoon
Design your own spoon
Before designing a spoon we must think about its function. What types of spoon are there? What are their differences? The shape of a spoon is mainly determined by its function. In this article we will see some basic concepts to design a spoon to carve. If we analyze the spoons found in our home, we will understand the reason for their shapes and sizes, let’s see some of…
The grain direction: Understanding the crank
In this article we will talk about the importance of understanding the grain direction in wood for Spoon Carving and designing your own spoon. A common characteristic in many types of spoons isthe crank. For example, eating spoons must have a slight curvature / crank so it makes it easier to scoop the food out of a plate, we can identify this crank by observing the spoons in our…
You will also find additional resources like:
Sharpening: Six mistakes beginners make
Original article from Sylva Spoon. Lots of folks that enjoy carving don’t seem to enjoy sharpening…
Natural oil and wax finish for wooden spoons
Once we have carved our spoon and we want to use it, it is important to…
Ebonize: How to naturally stain wood
For Spoon Carving we can use different types of wood but they are generally light colored…
Storing green wood: How to prevent cracks
When we work with green wood we must always take into account the drying process because…
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This website is a personal project by Andrea Cortés, Woodworker and Spoon Carver.
Through this website I want to promote Spoon Carving (specially in Spanish speaking countries) so that everyone can learn and start carving.
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