Carving wooden spoons is a classic easy-to-do hobby, and one of the best ways to introduce beginners to woodcarving. A decent spoon can be carved from block to soup spoon in a single afternoon by even a novice whittler, and that’s what makes it an excellent teaching aid – spoon carving delivers instant feedback and great satisfaction.
Not only is the accomplishment itself satisfying, but the end product (the spoons) will also be constantly used in household food preparation. Preparing the evening meal with tools carved by the same hand is rare these days. It makes a nice impression at dinner to say, “Let’s use these. I made them.” They also make great gifts!
Our 3-tool set is all you need. Our blades are high carbon steel so they keep their edge and are easy to sharpen. The handles made from a dense hardwood to achieve a solid presence in the hand, we also refined the shape for comfort and control.
The curved blade tools allow you to confidently form the hollow of the spoon. The Straight Blade Knife is used primarily for shaping the back of the spoon, the neck, and the handle. Spoon carving is great fun. Highly recommended for any carver age 10 (with adult supervision) and above.
As an add on to these carving tools we suggest these innovative Finger Guards as a great way to protect your fingers from blisters and abrasions. Comfortable and secure, they offer the kind of manual dexterity you can’t get while using work gloves.
All three handles are 4-1/4" tall.
Deep Curve Knife has a 2-3/4" blade.
Soft Curve Knife has a 2" blade
Straight Knife has a 2-1/4" blade
Helpful guides to get started with your carving knives:
A Primer on Green Woodworking goes over what green woodworking is and why anyone can get started with it.
A How-To on Crafting a Butter Knife is a perfect project for beginner woodworkers and for people of any level.